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New design sketch hints at appearance of the most powerful road-going McLaren

Thursday 23 March 2017, By Autovolo

New design sketch hints at appearance of the most powerful road-going McLaren

New design sketch hints at appearance of the most powerful road-going McLaren

McLaren has revealed another design sketch of its ‘Hyper-GT’, which will become the carmaker’s most powerful and most aerodynamic road-going model on its launch in 2019.

This new sketch focuses on the rear three-quarters of the hotly anticipated car – codenamed BP23 – and expands on a bird’s eye sketch revealed at the announcement of the new model in November 2016.

BP23 will boast a hybrid powertrain inside a streamlined, shrink-wrapped carbon-fibre body and pays homage to McLaren’s revered F1 with a three-seat configuration. Similarly to the F1, it will be built in a limited run of just 106 units, all of which have been sold two years ahead of its expected delivery.

McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the British automaker’s bespoke division, will be responsible for crafting the luxurious new addition to the McLaren Ultimate Series. Buyers will work alongside MSO to select colours, trim materials and other personal touches.

The name BP23 is derived from the model’s status as MSO’s second bespoke project and its three-seat configuration.

When the car was announced, McLaren Automotive’s CEO, Mike Flewitt, said: “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."