Mysterious McLaren Prototype Caught Near The Nürburgring

A mysterious McLaren prototype has been spied near the Nürburgring.

Apparently based on the McLaren 675 LT, the high-performance model has an aggressive front fascia with a large splitter that is flanked by canards. The prototype also appears to have a ventilated hood, a roof-mounted air intake, and lightweight alloy wheels that cover massive brake discs.

The rear of the car is equally aggressive as it features a large wing and a sporty diffuser. We can also see a ventilated rear bumper and a center-mounted dual exhaust system.

While the car looks like a racing prototype, it’s interesting to note the windshield sticker says “MV715-23.” As our spy shooter notes, BP23 is the internal codename for the company’s P1 successor so this could suggest the model is actually a mule for that particular car.

Little is known about the BP23 but the model will be built by McLaren Special Operations and the company has referred to it as a “Hyper-GT.” The car is slated to be launched in 2019 and have a McLaren F1-style three person seating arrangement where the driver sits in the center and each passenger seat is located off to the side.

Power could be provided by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that has been equipped with hybrid technology. There’s no word on specifics but the model is expected to be more powerful than the P1 which developed 903 hp (673 kW).

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  • David Peterson

    You have to love McLaren – they do nothing in half-steps. I will never drive one, but I have driven a 365 GTB and the memory of the sound and feel stays with me 38 years later. Ergo, one can assume this would be lights out to be behind the wheel.

  • Six_Tymes

    thankfully this car does not have the raccoon lights.

  • Kaisuke971

    If it is indeed a B23, it’s curious that it looks like the base is a 675LT and not a 720S. But it’s probably a shell anyway so idk

  • Zandit75

    More likely this is a competitor for the Huracan Performante, or a develpment mule for a GT3 track weapon.

    • Jan Mleziva

      Too few aero for GT3, and also GT3 would be much wider. It even has two seats… And because GT4 racer is based off of 590, it is safe to assume this is a more extreme track focused car than 675LT.

  • SteersUright

    Awesome. Well almost. Enough with those horrendously ugly, space movie prop car looking headlights already. The rest is very cool!

  • Jan Mleziva

    If there already wasnt a 570 GT4 car, I would say this was 650 GT4…

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Looking forward to it.

  • Knotmyrealname
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