Ok, now we know why McLaren never said that the P1 was the successor to the F1. Because they were secretly jawboning it out in a conference room. About damn time they gave the world a successor too.
Back in the 1990’s the car was literally the fastest car in the world at the time. A 6.1L naturally aspirated V-12 that produced a biblical amount of horsepower, 627. Imagine that.
Most supercars and hypercars today can reach that amount of power with one or two turbos but at the time, in 1998, 627 horses in an engine without turbos was like the Apollo mission to the moon in 1969. It was just unheard of and pretty much impossible.
Or so they thought.
And now, in 2018, the McLaren big rigs are at it again with a new car that’ll be named the BP23. Yes, it’s named after a cheap Chinese copy of the iPhone, unfortunately. But there is meaning to the madness.
It stands for Bespoke, Project 2, 3 seater. Yes, the original F1 came with 3 seats, the driver was center-mounted and two passengers could fit on either side of the car. However, in the F1, there wasn’t any sound absorbing materials so you were given one headphone per seat to communicate.
Actually, the BP23 is just a code. The car will have an actual name when it goes into production and it won’t be called a DVD player like the MP4-12C.
How the yobs at the McLaren factory can achieve this, we have no idea.
But the 106 cars (just like the old car, 106) have already been sold.
So don’t hurry up and get your wallet out, at $2.2 Million, forget it.
Let someone else buy it and crash it.