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McLaren to produce a modern day version of the legendary F1 hypercar

Thursday 17 November 2016, By Autovolo

McLaren to produce a modern day version of the legendary F1 hypercar

McLaren to produce a modern day version of the legendary F1 hypercar

McLaren Special Operations has announced it will put a new hypercar into production that will emulate the original F1 road car.

The new “Hyper GT” – codenamed BP23 (short for Bespoke Project 2 with three seats) – will be limited to a production run of just 106 examples, just like the F1.

McLaren Automotive’s chief executive, Mike Flewitt, said: “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.”

Those lucky enough to order a BP23 will work closely with McLaren Special Operations to customize every detail of their car, being able to choose colour, trim and any other points of personalization they would like to include.

McLaren’s famous dihedral doors, which open upwards towards the A-pillars, will also feature on the new car, although they will be powered for the first time.

Unfortunately for any prospective buyers, all 106 examples of the new Hyper GT have already been sold. The first customer deliveries are tipped to take place in 2019.