By on March 26, 2017

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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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10 Comments on “McLaren Sells Out Of $2.5M ‘Hyper-GT’ Before Production Begins...”


  • avatar
    redapple

    ‘Yawn”

    • 0 avatar
      stuki

      Whatever else one may thing of Elon Musk, at least he spends his money on something interesting. I can’t even begin to express how utterly yawn inducing standing around your “garage” bragging about how fast some other guy drove a car similar to yours must be, compared to preparing your Mars Rover for a spin, way beyond where even a Raptor dare tread.

      • 0 avatar
        badhobz

        what… are ….. you….. TALKING ABOUT!??!?!

        • 0 avatar
          stuki

          How boring idling around London traffic in a $2.5million car is, compared to blasting through traffic free space in a (admittedly even pricier) Mars bound spaceship…..

          • 0 avatar
            RobertRyan

            @stuki
            Why just Mclaren when you can have a Aston Martin that rivals Rolls Royce
            https://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/news/2017/large-passenger/lagonda/lagonda-to-take-on-rolls-royce-106553/

  • avatar
    OldManPants

    Wish I could afford one of these so I could buy a nice helicopter with training and licensing.

  • avatar
    badhobz

    So people are now buying $2.5 million dollars worth of spoken word poetry and a crudely drawn sketch just for the sheer lawls of it.

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al from Oz

      badhobz,
      The billionaire club and multi-millionaire club is huge and growing.

      It’s a nice car, maybe too much car.

      They will have a Raptor in the garage for the gardener;)

      For that kind of money I would buy classic cars and open a 4×4 and off road vehicle museum for all to enjoy.

  • avatar
    stingray65

    The F1 and Ferrari F-40 have proven to be good investments for the early owners, despite being considered outlandishly expensive when new, but I have to wonder if the newer hypercars such as this will be similarly esteemed in 25 years. Nothing could touch the performance of an F1 until the Bugatti Veyron was introduced many years later, but now you can buy Corvettes, Challenger Hellcats, Shelby Mustangs, Camaro Z-28s, and several other “common” cars that have 3 second 0-60 times and over 200mph top speeds for under $100,000. Hard to believe that an extra 40 mph of top speed worth $2.4 million + $25,000 servicing costs.

  • avatar
    Verbal

    Psht. You won’t be able to swing a dead cat by the tail in downtown Dubai without hitting one of these.

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