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Hybrid Three-Seat McLaren F1 Tribute Confirmed for Limited Production

MSO will build 106 units – the same number of F1s produced

MSO will build 106 units – the same number of F1s produced

The rumors are true. McLaren is working on a spiritual successor to the McLaren F1 of the late-‘90s. The new three-seat “Hyper-GT” is being developed by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), and will be limited to 106 units — exactly the same number of F1s produced — when it eventually makes it to production.

The project, codenamed BP23 for Bespoke Project 2 — three-seater, will feature a hybrid powertrain that McLaren says will make it one of the most powerful vehicles it’s ever created. Despite that, it will also offer the “highest levels of refinement” for the three occupants on board. McLaren calls BP23 a “Hyper-GT” because it’s being designed for comfort on longer journeys, but also extreme performance and maximum driver engagement. The three-seat layout, which places the driver in the center of the car ahead of the other two passengers, works toward the latter goal.

MSO has already started on the car’s design, which will feature power dihedral doors and wide entryways with apertures that extend into the roof. If you’re looking to buy one of these three-seat supercars, we have bad news for you. All 106 units have already been pre-sold, and MSO is working with buyers to create bespoke cars for each, customizing color, switchgear, and any other aspects future owners want to personalize.

McLaren is targeting early 2019 for its first deliveries and says specifications will be announced closer to that date.

Source: McLaren