McLaren Unveils BP23 Hypercar Prototype

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British supercar manufacturer McLaren has unveiled the prototype version of the Hyper-GT three-seater hypercar which is set to go on sale in 2019.

The hypercar is codenamed as BP23; it will be a Grand Tourer in McLaren's Ultimate series. The prominent feature of the car is a central driving seat, with two passenger seats on each side.

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McLaren Unveils BP23 Hypercar Prototype

The BP23 prototype is based on the 720S. Mclaren claims that the production version of the BP23 will feature a heavily modified version of the 720S' carbon fiber monocoque and a twin-turbocharged V8 engine coupled to the hybrid system.

McLaren Unveils BP23 Hypercar Prototype

The new hypercar will be marketed as a Grand Tourer for long distance driving. But we can safely assume that it will be pretty agile around a race track. The British automaker states that the BP23 will be the fastest ever McLaren.

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McLaren Unveils BP23 Hypercar Prototype

McLaren has not revealed the power figures for the BP23. But the 4-litre V8 engine employed in the 720S coupled to the hybrid system will produce around 1,000bhp of power. The top speed will be more than 380km/h.

McLaren Unveils BP23 Hypercar Prototype

McLaren will produce only 109 examples of the BP23 Hypercar. Reports suggest that McLaren will also introduce a track-focused hypercar expected to be revealed in the next two years.

McLaren Unveils BP23 Hypercar Prototype

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The BP23 Hypercar will be the fastest McLaren to be ever built. The hypercar is inspired by the 720S but will feature revamped components and drivetrain to extract the most out of the V8 engine.

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Story first published: Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:05 [IST]
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