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McLaren’s hardest ever road car arrives in December

Another day, another teaser for the ultimate ‘Ultimate Series’ Macca

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This isn’t the ultra-limited, three-seater McLaren road car codenamed ‘BP23’. This isn’t even a full McLaren – yet – because it’s a teaser. A teaser for the most hardcore, track-focused road-going McLaren ever built.

So, it’ll sit above the now defunct P1 and P1 GTR, and promises to give “the most intensive driver experience around a circuit”. McLaren tells us daily usability has been cast aside – way, way aside – in favour of point-to-point, um, pointiness. Yikes.

Today, McLaren has told us that it’ll be revealed in full on 10 December, so mark the note down in your diaries. This “extreme, road-legal” McLaren forms the third of 15 new cars set to be delivered by the year 2022, as part of the company’s Track22 plan. More of which you can read here.

What do we know about the car? Only rumours. It looks likely to ditch the hybrid setup for a purely turbo V8 powertrain, though we can accurately surmise that with such an emphasis on being a track fiend, it’ll have unfathomable amounts of aero. Possibly some sort of monster wing apparatus. Scaffolding should do the trick. Perhaps now would be a good time to begin training your internal organs.

Is the world even ready for a McLaren built for the road that requires a track to be enjoyed? Or does the BP23 ‘hyper-GT’ sound more like your cup of tea? Answers below, and begin the countdown…

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