McLaren BP23 Speed Form Sculpture Keeps Customers Entertained

McLaren has yet to reveal the BP23 in full. But it’s already sold all 106 built slots for the new hypercar. So to keep them entertained while it prepares to roll out the finished product, it’s dispatching these sculptural models to each future owner. And in the process, it’s giving us another glimpse at what to expect.

The BP23 is slated to sit beside the Senna in McLaren’s Ultimate Series. But where the Senna is a track-focused, stripped-down performance machine, the BP23 will be more of a grand tourer. Still mid-engined, mind you, but more comfortable. (And hopefully more elegant, too.)

The next big thing from Woking is also set to incorporate the same style of three-seat layout and central driving position as the legendary McLaren F1. And it’s being engineered to reach a top speed of 243 miles per hour (391 km/h). That will make it the fastest road car ever produced by The House That Bruce Built.

Much smaller (of course) than the vehicle it previews, the BP23 Speed Form measures 400 by 205 by 80 millimeters (16 x 8 x 3 inches) and weighs 3.6 kilograms (8 pounds). Each is being CNC-machined in a process that takes over 100 hours to craft – 30 hours of which are spent just hand-polishing the thing.

The finished product may not do the same job as that special-edition 911 Turbo did in keeping Porsche’s 918 Spyder customers content while awaiting delivery. And it won’t be available to “the rest of us” to buy. But we’re getting the distinct feeling that McLaren’s new hybrid hyper-GT will be worth the wait.

more photos...
  • Bash

    Talk about excitement!!

  • ErnieB

    This will be epic!

  • ace_9

    Maybe I’m getting too old and pragmatic, but I can only think about the effort to entertain and satisfy the few richest people on the planet who can spend money on such thing… There should be some limit to the amount of vain in these ultra exclusive hypercars and all the stuff that comes with them. Everyone thinks that it is a good thing that mclaren is pushing the boundaries, bringing us the future, etc. But all they are really doing is finding a way to squeeze the money from ultra rich people and have some fun in the process during the build of such car. Why be excited about that? The whole car is just another curiosity. I don’t really care what some sheikh will add to his collection of hundreds most expensive cars in the world…

  • Tease, hype….

  • baofe

    High key McLaren better not make it look like every other McLaren Super Series or as ugly as the Senna

France Will Invest $790 Million In Battery Industry To Reduce Reliance On China

President Emmanuel Macron is wary of trade wars and wants the French industry to become independent .

Mercedes To Expand Plug-In Hybrid Range To 10 Models By End Of This Year

Models like the A-Class, the GLC, the GLE, and more will get a PHEV powertrain option within 2019.

Vicious Texas Drainage Holes Still Claim SUVs, Trucks And Amazon Vans

These holes have been a hazard for quite some time, but local authorities haven’t gotten around to fixing them.

Should Kahn Build A Pink Lamborghini Urus Or Go For Purple?

Kahn’s founder took to social media to ask whether they should go ahead with the pink Urus project.

Woman Who Can’t Get A Deal On New Car Gets Free Scion From A Total Stranger

The woman could believe this random act of kindness.

2019 Chevy Silverado Is The First-Ever Truck To Pace Daytona 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will lead the pack driving a bone-stock Silverado powered by a 420hp V8.

2020 Kia Soul EV Gets 243-Mile Range Rating From EPA

The 2020 Kia Soul EV beats most of its rivals, like the Nissan Leaf E+ and Chevy Bolt.

Would You Pay $55,000 For This Well-Kept 1991 BMW M5?

The car is finished in Brilliant Red and has a grey leather interior with the optional Executive Seating package.

Tire Shop Totals Couple’s BMW, Still Forces Them To Pay

After totaling the car, the shop demanded the owner pay them nearly $1,400.

40 Countries, But Not The U.S., China And India, Agree Cars Must Have Standard Automatic Braking

Japan and the EU will be the first to mandate the use of advanced Emergency Braking systems.