It’s finally happening: McLaren has officially announced a successor to the F1 and it’s codenamed BP23. This name stands for Bespoke Project 2, with the “3” standing for how many seats it will have.
In a press release issued earlier this morning, McLaren Automotive announced that McLaren Special Operations (MSO) would be creating the world’s first Hyper-GT car. The English automaker notes that BP23 will be the “most exquisitely crafted and luxurious road-going McLaren to date.”
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“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 Automotive’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike Flewitt. “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.”
The designing of the car has already begun and the first examples of the BP23 will be delivered in early 2019. Only 106 examples of the car will be made, the exact amount of McLaren F1s produced. Future owners of the new car will be working with MSO to create their cars. The best part? The BP23 will have dihedral doors like the F1, but this time they’ll be powered.
Check back with us in the future to learn more about the McLaren F1 successor, codenamed BP23.