McLaren Sells Out Of $2.5M 'Hyper-GT' Before Production Begins

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern
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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  • Stingray65 Stingray65 on Mar 27, 2017

    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.

  • Verbal Verbal on Mar 27, 2017

    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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