Talks have been swirling about the forthcoming three-seat hypercar from McLaren and now Woking has revealed another sketch of the BP23 — catchy name, don’t you think — and further details of the MSO developed project. Here are five things you need to know about the BP23.
It will be the most powerful road car McLaren has ever made: The P1 with its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and electric motor makes 903 horsepower — hardly insubstantial, you will agree. However, the BP3 will be even more potent and should develop in excess of 1,000bhp. It will also be the most aerodynamic car McLaren has ever built.
It will not be all-wheel drive: Despite the vulgar amount of power, the BP3 will not go down the Chiron route and will stick with the good old power-through-the-rear-rubbers format. This will ensure plenty of driftiness we reckon.
It will use a new hybrid powerplant: While the P1 relies on the company’s 3.8-litre engine, the BP23 will employ the new 4.0-litre twin-turbo unit that does duty in the 720S. The electric motor will also be upgraded and the battery pack will likely be lighter than the one found in the P1.
It will be no F1: Despite the same seating arrangement as the iconic supercar, the BP323 will focus more on refinement and will not be track biased. It will be a comfortable long-distance cruiser. However, given the specs those long distances will be despatched rather quickly, we think.
No, you can’t have one: McLaren’s MSO division will build only 106 of these cars and all of them have been spoken for we’re afraid. So if you didn’t order one, chances are you won’t be able to have one now. First deliveries will begin in 2019 and as for the price… Well, you know what they say, if you have to ask…