McLaren Hyper-GT Buyers Also Get This Fancy Sculpture
The 106 buyers of the yet-to-be-named McLaren ‘Hyper-GT’ have received a neat-looking sculpture of the vehicle’s interior ahead of taking delivery.
The McLaren Hyper-GT will serve as a spiritual successor to the legendary McLaren F1, featuring a centrally mounted driver’s seat flanked by two passenger seats. Unlike the track-focused McLaren F1, however, the Hyper-GT is designed to be a luxurious and comfortable grand tourer that is also ridiculously fast. It will be the fastest McLaren ever built, capable of surpassing the F1’s top speed of 243 mph, which at the time made it the fastest production car in the world.
McLaren has dubbed the interior sculpture ‘Speed Form’ and says it is a product of “extreme craftsmanship.” Each piece is 15.7 inches long, 8.1 inches wide and 3.1 inches tall and weighs a significant 7.9 lbs. The sculpture takes more than 100 hours to create and is milled using a high tech five-axis CNC cutting machine. McLaren employees also spend an additional 30 hours polishing each piece before they are shipped off.
McLaren says all 106 examples of the Hyper-GT were sold within weeks of it announcing the vehicle’s arrival. It will feature a high horsepower gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, similar to the McLaren P1. Unlike the P1, however, it won’t boast an alphanumeric name, with McLaren promising it will receive a real name that is to be announced closer to its reveal. This is part of a new naming scheme for McLaren Ultimate Series Vehicles that started with the track-focused Senna, which is named after late Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna.
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