McLaren Sells Out Of $2.5M 'Hyper-GT' Before Production Begins
McLaren has sold out of all 106 examples of its three-seater, $2.5 million ‘Hyper-GT’ — and the supercar has yet to enter production.
According to Automotive News, the few Hyper-GTs to be made were scooped up very quickly, with McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt saying he was “absolutely inundated with applications,” and that he “had to find polite ways to say, ‘No,'” to what we’re sure were some of McLaren’s most loyal customers. The supercar, which currently bears the codename ‘BP23’ and is without an official name, will carry a £2 million price tag, equivalent to about $2.5 million USD.
McLaren released a teaser sketch of the Hyper-GT/BP23 last week revealing the rear three-quarter view of the supercar. The British manufacturer is quick to point out the car isn’t a replacement for the beloved F1 of the 1990s. However, it will have a similar seating layout with a central driving position flanked by two passenger seats on either side. It’s described as being McLaren’s fastest ever road car (that includes the 240 mph F1) and will offer a balanced blend of performance and luxury.
“We are calling BP23 a hyper-GT because it’s a car designed for longer journeys but with the high levels of performance and driver engagement expected of any McLaren,” Flewitt told Car Magazine in an interview last week.
The production-ready Hyper-GT is expected to arrive in 2019, making a debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show seem likely. By then it will have no shortage of competition in the hyper performance category, with Mercedes-Benz planning to launch its 1,000+ horsepower Project One later this year and Aston Martin readying its Adrian Newey-designed AM-RB 001 for a 2018 launch.
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