Unless you've been under a rock for the past twenty years, you've most likely heard of McLaren's iconic F1. Today it was revealed that McLaren is working on a 'Hyper-GT' that may be its successor. Codenamed 'BP23', meaning Bespoke Project 2 and featuring three seats, the car will be McLaren's most luxurious car in the history of the company. Design work has already begun on the car, and is expected to begin delivery in 2019, with only 106 units being produced. Owners will be working directly with McLaren Special Operations to make each car truly unique.
Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive’s Chief Executive Officer, commented on the project, saying: “BP23 will borrow the three seat layout with the central driving position made famous by the iconic McLaren F1, and it will be housed in a streamlined, shrink-wrapped carbon fibre body of great elegance. We are calling BP23 a ‘Hyper-GT’ because it’s a car designed for longer journeys, but with the high levels of performance and driver engagement expected of any McLaren. A hybrid powertrain will make it one of the most powerful McLarens yet created but the car will also deliver the highest levels of refinement, enabling significant journeys to be undertaken with up to three people aboard.”
If you're already considering purchasing the car, you'll be discouraged to learn all 106 units have already been pre-sold. The car will be designed for longer expeditions but will retain McLaren's aggressive performance and handling. Not much information has been revealed to the public just yet, but expect to hear more details about the BP23 closer to launch in 2019. For now, only concept artwork has been revealed, depicting a truly unique shape. It should be well worth the wait.