A true successor to the McLaren F1 with a three-seat layout, dihedral doors and an output of over 700 hp is currently being developed by the Woking, UK-based automaker, a new report has revealed.
The all-new hypercar, referred to internally as the ‘Hyper GT’ will be built by McLaren’s Special Operations division and looks to be the fastest GT car ever built. Rather than dethroning the McLaren P1 as the firm’s fastest car, the Hyper GT will offer a good combination of speed, luxury and comfort.
McLaren’s customary 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine will power the Hyper GT and, unlike the P1, will be without electric assistance. Total output is expected to sit at around 700 hp, while the top speed should be in excess of 200 mph.
Comfort will be a big priority in the new three-seater, so McLaren’s Proactive Chassis Control system will be tuned to provide an especially supple ride. The cabin will also be entirely bespoke and extremely refined compared previous McLaren road cars.
Complimenting the high-end interior will be upscale bodywork with subtle F1-esque design cues. A McLaren insider stressed the Hyper GT would not a throwback to the F1, however, and features an extremely modern day design. The bodywork will be wrapped around the P1’s carbon fibre monocage modified to accommodate a central driving position.
The McLaren ‘Hyper GT’ is expected to arrive before 2020.