McLaren filed a trademark for the ‘McLaren GT’ moniker last year, in the US and UK, and their application was recently accepted.
As it meets the “minimum filling requirements”, the ‘GT’ name can be used on an upcoming product. And with the three-seater hypercar currently in development, this is a big eyebrow-raiser.
McLaren themselves referred to the beast as ‘Hyper-GT‘, in addition to the BP23 codename, so perhaps this was their way of letting the world know that it will actually be called the ‘GT’. And since their current flagship is called the Senna, it seems plausible enough that the British company would step aside from the normal nomenclature.
Expected to be unveiled in the coming months, according to CEO Mike Flewitt, it will basically be a modern-day McLaren F1. It will arrive in just 106 units and with a three-seat layout, just like the iconic supercar of the 1990s, and will also be packed with the latest technology available in Woking.
As a result, it will be more powerful than the hybrid P1, capable of reaching a top speed in excess of 243mph (391km/h).
There’s only one major deal breaker – all 106 units of the McLaren GT have been already sold out. And that’s despite an official asking price of £1.6 million (equal to $2,220,520), without tax. Thus, even if you could afford it, you won’t be able to buy it straight from the factory, so better keep an eye on the ‘used’ car market.
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