The BP23 ‘Speed Form’ sculpture has been delivered to future owners of the upcoming McLaren Hyper-GT (codenamed BP23), giving them a hint of the hypercar’s evocatively sporting yet luxurious interior which will feature a central driving position flanked by passenger seating for the first time in a McLaren road car since the legendary F1. It also features lines hinting at the next Ultimate Series McLaren’s sculpted bodywork design that will help make it the iconic British marque’s most aerodynamic car to date. Each BP23 Speed Form will be individually numbered to reflect the BP23’s exclusively rare nature, and will not be available for purchase by the general public.
Measuring 400mm x 205mm x 80mm and weighing in at a solid 3.6kg, extreme craftsmanship defines this work of three-dimensional art, in line with McLaren’s leading-edge automotive design. The latest 5-axis CNC cutting technology is used to initially machine each piece, followed by careful assembly and finishing by hand to achieve human-led excellence. Over 100 hours has gone into the creation of each McLaren BP23 ‘Speed Form’, with 30 hours alone spent expertly hand-polishing it to achieve an exquisite finish. Every sculpture’s final inspection is conducted by a craftsman to ensure the most exceptional standards of build quality possible.
Following the petrol-electric hybrid hypercar’s announcement, all 106 BP23s were spoken for in mere weeks. In line with McLaren Automotive’s new initiative to break the Ultimate Series away from the alphanumerical nomenclature utilized in its Super Series & Sports Series cars, and following the Senna’s example, the BP23 will be assigned a name reflective of McLaren’s rich heritage to be announced closer to its full official unveiling.