McLaren has revealed more details of its upcoming Speedtail hypercar, ahead of the official unveiling later this month.
The Speedtail is the spiritual successor to the F1, which was released in 1993. Its twin-turbo V8 combusion engine will be augmented by an electric hybrid system for a combined power output in excess of 986bhp, far surpassing the F1's 627bhp.
Previously known by its BP23 codename, the Speedtail will have a higher top speed than any McLaren ever produced. The company has yet to confirm an official maximum speed but is aiming for a figure beyond the F1's 243mph.
Only 106 Speedtail models will be produced - and all have already been reserved, at £1.75 million (plus taxes) each. It will be officially revealed to owners in the coming weeks, with a public unveiling to follow on 26 October.
A teaser image showing the Speedtail's eponymous rear end suggets it will arrive with a distinctly different look from every other McLaren road car. With top speed being prioritised over lap times, it is unlikely to use the opinion-dividing additional aerodynamic upgrades found on the Senna hypercar.
McLaren said the name is “evocative of a peak speed higher than any McLaren yet and sinuous, highly streamlined design”. It also said that it will be “the most luxurious” McLaren so far.