At the start of the month, McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt instructed Automotive News about how the corporate will take its time with the subsequent Ultimate Series mannequin. After the Senna, Speedtail, and Elva launched in recent times, the subsequent ultra-exclusive Mac hypercar gained’t arrive till 2025. It would be the direct successor to the P1, so what’s the cope with this camouflaged prototype?
Surely McLaren hasn’t commenced street testing of the next-generation P1 4 years earlier than its launch? That means we’re seemingly one thing else. Given the very fact it appears to be like too excessive to “solely” be a “Super Series” mannequin, not to mention an entry-level “Sports Series” automobile, we could possibly be coping with a one-off automobile. After all, its codename is “BC-03” and the 2 letters stand for “bespoke fee.”
Its official identify will supposedly be “Sabre” judging by a trademark submitting, and the automobile seems to be a mélange between the Senna / Senna GTR and the Vision Gran Turismo. As a matter of reality, rumors of the digital race automobile for PlayStation being became a real-life BC-03 initially emerged in October 2018 or a couple of 12 months after the Vision GT’s official debut. This prototype appears to be the identical automobile our spies caught lately, and oh boy, does it look unworldly on the streets of Woking subsequent to rather more humble vehicles.
If we had been to depend on the rumor mill, the Sabre will probably be a road-legal Senna GTR with a hybrid twist for a complete output of 1,150 horsepower and 944 pound-feet (1,280 Newton-meters) of torque. It may not be a one-time deal as some say McLaren might construct as many as 15 examples at someplace within the area of $3.3 million a pop.
With the corporate testing it out within the open, an official reveal ought to happen within the coming months. 2021 will probably be an essential 12 months for McLaren for one more purpose as it would introduce the entry-level Artura with a V6 hybrid powertrain.