McLaren is Building a Three-Seat Hybrid Hypercar

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

British supercar maker McLaren has confirmed that it is building a new three-seat “Hyper-GT” car, of which only 106 will be built.

McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the bespoke arm of the company, is responsible for putting this car together. Codenamed BP23, all 106 units of the car have already been pre-sold, though pricing wasn’t mentioned.

“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,” said McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt.

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“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,” said Flewitt.

MSO is currently working on engineering the car with the first units planned for 2019 delivery. McLaren chose to makes just 106 units as that is the same number of McLaren F1s produced. As can be expected with such a bespoke car, each buyer will be involved in the personalization process and will be able to choose custom switchgear, trim and more.

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Stephen Elmer
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  • Noe Japan Noe Japan on Nov 16, 2016

    This isn't 'new' news as the release of a three seater was mentioned or details already late last / earlier this year as in their range rollout over the coming years through 2021/2 if i'm not mistaken Its also good timing for the revised management to re-hash out this news to deviate away from the Ron Dennis debacle