McLaren titillates fans with upcoming release of BP23 Hyper GT

Article by Christian A., on March 23, 2017

McLaren diehards, this is the moment that you're all waiting for. The British automaker recently publicized the teaser outline of its new automobile that will hit the streets soon, dubbed the "hyper-GT" car, bearing the codename BP23.

The teaser image revealed a sleek rear fitted with slim taillights, which comprise the design trademark of the modern McLaren sports car. Rumors flew that the hybrid car will utilize the company's recent 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine that will be equipped with an electric motor and a battery pack. Autocar guessed that the power of this car will possibly exceed 900 horsepower (671 kilowatts). The super car will also be built with dihexidral doors extending up to the roof, and a roof mounted air scoop is also to be included.

The McLaren F1, the BP23 Hyper-GT predecessor, was developed around 1992 and made available to the public in 1994. It was considered "the world's fastest production car" in which the supercar was coming in hot with speeds reaching up to 240.1 (386.4 km/h). The F1 even surpassed the 213 mph record of the Jaguar XJ220's in 1992, as well as the RUF CTR's 217 mph record in 1995. That being said, the McLaren F1's record lasted until it was ultimately surpassed by the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 with a maximum speed of 253.81 mph (408.47 km/h). All of this is going to change as the British supreme automaker is now in the works of producing the F1 scion, the McLaren Hyper-GT BP23.

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is up to the challenge to build this superpower of a car and there are talks that this will be the most dynamic and aerodynamic car that will grace the roads soon. MSO is the division of McLaren automotive solely responsible for client's commissions. This department has 5 level of services: MSO Limited which is in charge of the limited-edition cars including the 650S Le Mans, MSO Defined for current production cars customization options, MSO Programmes which carry out the McLaren P1 GTR Programme, MSO Heritage that handles the servicing and upgrade of older McLarens such as the F1 and the fifth level is the MSO Bespoke division where the BO23 will be intricately developed.

BP23 literally stands for McLaren Special Operation's "2nd Bespoke project" and the 3 in the code connotes that this supercar will be fitted with 3 seats just like the F1's 3 seat layout. The tag that comes with the BP23, the Hyper-GT, is named as such because the sports car is designed for longer hauls and comes with the high level of ability and capability that is expected from a McLaren, the Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt explained. Design works has begun but there's no word yet from the company when they are going to start production.

106 Hyper-GT's (same with F1's production) will be rolling out in the future. It's impressive enough to know that the 106 units are already pre-sold, according to McLaren. First customer deliveries are expected around 2019. So I will leave you the ultimate question, are you ready for this beast?

Press Release

McLaren Reveals Further Details of Bespoke ‘Hyper-GT’ Car That Will Be The Most Aerodynamic McLaren Road Car Ever

McLaren Automotive has released a new design sketch of its forthcoming ‘Hyper-GT’. Codenamed BP23, the car will be the most powerful and most aerodynamic road-going McLaren ever produced.

Development of BP23 is currently underway at McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the bespoke division of McLaren responsible for designing and crafting the luxurious new addition to the McLaren Ultimate Series product family. The BP23 codename is taken from the car being MSO’s second Bespoke project and it having three seats.

Production will be limited to 106 examples, the same volume as the McLaren F1. BP23 owners will work alongside MSO to select colours, trim materials and other points of personalisation unique to them.

The first examples of BP23 are expected to be delivered in 2019.

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