What the hell does BP23 mean? McLaren dribbled out a little more info Wednesday on its upcoming "hyper-GT" car that's due in 2019. BP2 actually means this is McLaren Special Operations' second "bespoke project" and the 3 denotes that it has three seats. Pretty simple, eh?
We do know the BP23 will have a hybrid powertrain and the title of most powerful and aerodynamic road-going McLaren ever.
The company will not likely use the BP23 name in production. All of these future supercars are pre-sold, McLaren says. The owners will get to personalize their cars down to the color, trim, and materials.
The new sketch, released as part of the naming explainer, shows swoopy lines and big wheels. It sure looks cool, but it's a sketch. It does look to be a bit of a departure from McLaren's current design language. Perhaps the fenders are a bit more dramatic? It's clearly too early to tell.
We do know the BP23 will have a hybrid powertrain and the title of most powerful and aerodynamic road-going McLaren ever. As we reported last week, the BP23 is being pitched as a successor to the three-seat McLaren F1. McLaren made 106 F1s, and the same number of BP23s will be produced. Symmetry is worth something.