McLaren’s next Ultimate Series and first ever Hyper-GT to be revealed on October 26, 8:00am EDT/5:00am PDT, at cars.mclaren.com
Name evocative of a peak speed higher than any McLaren yet – over 243mph – and a momentous, flowing, highly streamlined design
Combined power output from its hybrid petrol-electric drivetrain of over 1000PS
Centrally-mounted driving position with two seats either side inspired by McLaren F1 road car
Features exquisite new materials encouraging boundless tailoring through McLaren Special Operations (MSO)
First of 18 new cars or derivatives to be announced under the Track25 business plan
Only 106 will be produced – and all are already reserved at £1.75million plus taxes
McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury sportscars and supercars and now a Hyper-GT, will reveal the stunning, streamlined form of the McLaren Speedtail and some of its astonishing technical details online at 8:00am EDT/5:00am PDT on Friday, October 26.
The 106 clients who have secured their own Speedtail, the next chapter in McLaren’s Ultimate Series, will see this momentous car shortly at a private event being held in London. Many, many more people will be given the opportunity to appreciate McLaren’s first Hyper-GT via the online reveal at cars.mclaren.com when McLaren will also confirm the Speedtail’s maximum speed which will be higher than any car it has yet produced, plus expose its advanced, beautifully-crafted interior with centrally-mounted driving seat. It is also significant that this is the first of 18 new cars or derivatives that McLaren will introduce as part of its Track25 business plan.
The McLaren Speedtail is expected to deliver an unprecedented blend of contemporary craftsmanship, material innovation and bespoke personalisation. It will have the capability to exceed the 243mph peak speed of the legendary McLaren F1 road car thanks to a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain delivering more than 1000PS. Its design will be futuristic and highly streamlined, incorporating exquisite new materials to facilitate limitless possibilities for tailoring through McLaren Special Operations (MSO).
The entire production of the McLaren Speedtail was allocated before the project, originally known as BP23, was officially announced in November 2016. Production is due to begin at the end of next year, with every McLaren Speedtail personalised to each owner’s taste by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the division of McLaren Automotive responsible for bespoke customer commissions.
* 106 examples of the McLaren F1 were sold
About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.
Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.
Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.
The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world.
McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.
Announced at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, the company’s Track25 business plan will see it invest £1.2billion in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.
2017 saw the company launch further models including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna. In 2018, the company launched the 600LT.
To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli and Richard Mille.
**many thanks McLaren for the press release and images**