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McLaren showing off more of its hyper-car

Owners work with designers to pick colours, trim and personalization items

Published: March 23, 2017, 9:30 PM
Updated: March 28, 2017, 3:25 AM

McLaren BP23 rear sketch

McLaren has released a new sketch of its upcoming hyper-car, the 3-seat hybrid luxury supercar currently in development at McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the company’s bespoke division.

A little background on the car, codenamed BP23 (which stands for Bespoke Project, 2nd model, 3-seater): just 106 will be made and they’re all sold; owners will work alongside MSO to choose colours, trim materials and personalization items to make the cars truly unique, it will be carbon fibre intensive and use lightweight materials as warranted.

Bespoke McLaren design

Like the first McLaren, the F1 (which was also limited to 106 units), it has the driver sitting in the centre of the cabin, flanked by a passenger on each side and behind. It also has scissor doors but unlike the F1, they’re power operated.

The first teaser sketch, released last fall, showed an overhead view of the car with cabin tapered toward the rear of the car to create a shape that would cut through the wind like a falling raindrop (the most aerodynamic shape known).

The new teaser shows the rear of the car, displaying muscular fenders front and rear, a sleek roofline sloping right to the rear of the car, and thin taillights that reside below a lip as the rear fascia draws down to the undercarriage. It hints at large wheels and prominent diffuser

McLaren promises the Hyper-GT will be its most powerful and aerodynamic car ever, and the new sketch hints at a design familiar to McLaren fans. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2019.