Earlier this year, we heard that McLaren was working on a new addition to its "Ultimate Series" product line.
P15, which will be a hyper-focused road-legal track vehicle, will sacrifice everyday usability in favour of absolute performance, says McLaren. It will be road legal, but will sacrifice daily usability and comfort in the name of raw speed and track performance. Its official 0-62mph time of 2.8 seconds makes it one of the fastest production road cars to be built. Thanks to the combination of a 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 and a lightweight electric motor used to capture and re-channel energy otherwise lost through braking, the vehicle could accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, from 0-200km/h in 6.8 seconds and from standstill to 300km/h in 16.5 seconds.
Joining the new auto in the Ultimate Series at a later date will be a "hyper-GT" model, now codenamed BP23. The automaker says both vehicles will be produced in "very limited" numbers and all examples have already been spoken for.
With a focus on uncompromised performance, McLaren says the forthcoming model will be "the purest expression yet of the company's "form follows function" philosophy".
The new model will come before the much-rumoured and talked about BP23, which will be McLaren's first - and the world's first, according to McLaren - "Hyper-GT" vehicle.
McLaren has confirmed its next Ultimate Series supercar will be unveiled during the first quarter of 2018.