Now codenamed BP23, the new model will sit alongside the Senna in the McLaren range, but unlike that vehicle it'll be powered by a petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain. The company also says it'll be the "most luxurious" McLaren ever, emphasizing its bias towards over-the-road driving as opposed to racetrack work. Like the F1, it'll have a central driving position, with the driver's seat pushed forward ahead of two, flanking passenger seats. It will get a public reveal at the end of 2018, but all 106 examples have already been sold, at a price of 1.6 million pounds.
Technical details for the vehicle will be revealed later this year, but the GTR is based on the carbon fiber structure of the standard (if such a word can be used) Senna model, and will hold a similar dry weight of around 1,198 kg (2,641 lb).
BP23 is, unsurprisingly, not the car's final name - like the Senna, Senna GTR, P1, and P1 GTR before it, BP23 will come with a suitable name to reflect its capabilities.
McLaren is to launch a three-seat hypercar that'll be the spiritual successor to the McLaren F1 - one of the world's fastest and most iconic performance cars. While it will likely be able to hustle itself around a track, that's best left to the track-focused Senna model. The BP23's production name has yet to be announced, but we know it won't follow the alphanumerical strategy used for lesser McLarens so far. As such, each BP23 customer will have their vehicle given the full bespoke treatment by McLaren Special Operations.
Fair warning: This story is truly only applicable to 106 of you, those fortunate souls who have already snatched up McLaren's as-yet-unrevealed $2.2-million BP23 "Hyper-GT". McLaren seeks to build an Ultimate Series vehicle for each type of driving its customers are likely to enjoy. Production will begin in late 2019 and the BP23 name will likely change before production.
Why 106? McLaren will build just 106 examples of the BP23 supercar, and each has already been sold for £1.6 million, or roughly $2.2 million United States dollars.