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McLaren Automotive has released a second design sketch of its forthcoming ‘Hyper-GT’, currently codenamed the McLaren BP23.

First announced in November 2016, the three-seater car, with a central driving position, will be a successor to the iconic McLaren F1.

Only 106 McLaren F1s were built between 1992 and 1999, and the same number of the new car will be constructed – all have already been sold at a rumoured price of £2m each.

McLaren Automotive describes the BP23 as ‘the most exquisitely crafted and luxurious road-going McLaren to date.’

Range-topper

the BP23 will also have a hybrid powertrain making it the most powerful and most aerodynamic road-going McLaren yet built, taking over from the current P1 at the top of the company’s Ultimate Series.

There are still very few details of the new car available. It is currently under development at McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, and future owners are being consulted on colours and trims to make their cars personal to them.McLaren-BP23

First deliveries of the BP23 are expected in 2019. Rumours suggest it will debut carbonfibre technology that will expand across the McLaren model range.

Meanwhile hybrid powertrains are expected to feature much more prominently among the 15 new models that the brand plans to launch by 2022 under the ambitious ‘Track 22’ business plan, announced by McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.