McLaren Hyper-GT Supercar Set For Production
McLaren Automotive’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike Flewitt announced that the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) group is developing a new Hyper-GT hybrid coupe. Codenamed BP23 -- signifying Bespoke Project 2 with seating for three – Flewitt says the car is destined to be the most exquisitely crafted and luxurious McLaren ever. Its seating will reflect the same 1+2 configuration as the original McLaren F1, a limited-production roadgoing model that also won the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans in race-spec.
The BP23 will have a form-fitted, streamlined body made of carbon fiber and feature the automaker’s signature dihedral doors that, in keeping with its mission, will be power activated for the first time. Promising to maintain the same level of performance and driver engagement found in all McLaren vehicles, Flewitt says it also will boast sufficient comfort and refinement to be suitable for longer journeys. No specifics yet regarding on its hybrid drivetrain, save for the fact their combined output will ensure it is one of the most powerful McLarens ever. Best guesstimates is that pony count will fall between 700 and 800, which should indeed make this car both quick and fast.
McLaren says production of the BP23 will be limited to 106 units, which happens to match the total build of the F1 model that inspired it. For what’s rumored to be a sticker price somewhere north of $2 million, buyers will work directly with the MSO team to select color, trim and personalization details. Deliveries are set to start in early 2019.
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