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Meet the Speedtail: McLaren reveals name of new Hyper-GT

The car McLaren was developing as its next limited-edition Ultimate Series car, previously codenamed BP23, now has a real live name: Meet the McLaren Speedtail.

The name obviously references the peak speed of the new car, which is a major selling point is it’s higher than any McLaren previously offered – previous best was 243 mph, or just over 390 km/h, managed by the British automaker’s legendary F1 model.

Not that many drivers will get to take the Speedtail past that top-speed mark. Only 106 units of the model will be offered to buyers, each of whom had to fork over the equivalent of $2.76 million CAD, before taxes, for the privilege of ownership.

The McLaren Speedtail, a gas-electric hybrid Hyper-GT, will be officially revealed before the end of 2018, and production should begin early in the new year. The 106 models were reserved as soon as it became possible, back in November 2016.

Here’s a video of the official reveal of the Speedtail’s name:

Photo: McLaren