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.

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  • 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

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