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McLaren Hyper-GT to have more than 1000 Horesepower?

All eyes were on the McLaren 720S as it was launched at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Behind the scenes, Autocar sat down with McLaren boss Mike Flewitt to know more about the McLaren Hyper-GT.

So, here’s what we know so far.

The McLaren Hyper-GT will be an exclusive supercar that will sit above the Ultimate Series. It will be a homage to the legendary F1 and will offer a three-seat layout like the iconic supercar.

That said, McLaren does maintain that the Hyper-GT will be less of a track car and more practical and usable on a daily basis. The designers have put in great effort to make the Hyper-GTs cabin as ergonomic as possible. Their main aim was to make ingress and egress easy for the driver.

Compromising on comfort was not option. Hence, the driver’s seat is of the same size you would find on any other supercar. Moreover, the two passenger seats on either side are slightly smaller in comparison but can fit a grown adult, said Flewitt.

Codenamed BP23, it is the brainchild of MSO boss Ansar Ali. Only 106 units are planned for production and every one of them will be unique. At its heart will be McLaren’s new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 coupled with an electric motor and battery pack. Combined output is expected to be more than the P1. Perhaps it will exceed 1000 horsepower.

Manny Khoshbin flew down to Geneva to receive his one-off Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon. He is also among the lucky few who are believed to be on the list of people who are getting the McLaren Hyper-GT. We can’t wait to see his spec.

Source: Autocar

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