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McLaren BP23 GTR Racecar Rendered as P1 GTR Successor

This week was a key one for McLaren, since the past few days have marked the fifth anniversary of the now-out-of-production P1 and seeing Woking releasing a series of official "spyshots" of the BP23 three-seater hypercar.
McLaren BP23 Le Mans Racecar Rendered 5 photos
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The two machines are connected in an interesting manner - while the P1 could be considered as the spiritual successor of the F1 that put McLaren on the road car map back in the mid-90s, the hybrid hypercar didn't bring back the three-seater layout, which was one of the most special bits of the F1.

Nevertheless, the upcoming BP23 will address that, with the British automotive producer labeling the future machine as a hyper-GT. As it is the case with the F1, the newcomer will feature two passenger seats located a bit further back compared to the central seat occupied by the one steering the car.

The prototype McLaren showcased was a 720S test mule featuring the said seating layout and this is all the world wide web needed to get the rendering dreams started.

As such, we can now bring you a racing incarnation of the BP23, one that comes from digital art label Spdesignset.

Unlike yesterday's 720S-based render, which saw the eye socket air intakes of the Macca being covered, these are now functional. Nevertheless, the machine features the kind of widebody approach you'd expect from a Le Mans racer.

Fat fenders aside, the front splitter is joined by a pair of generous canards on each side of the car, whit the massive rear wing looks like it could generate all the downforce such a car needs.

Of course, a racing incarnation of the BP23 could serve as a spiritual successor to the F1 GTR that took everyone by surprise when it grabbed the Le Mans title back in 1995.

And since the P1 got its fair share of track action (think: P1 GTR racecar), we could actually see Woking building a circuit-destined incarnation of the BP23.

 
 
 
 
 

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