McLaren ‘Speed Form’ sculpture
Future owners of the still-to-be unveiled McLaren Hyper-GT, codenamed BP23, last week received a sculpture of the car’s evocative and luxurious interior. The BP23 ‘Speed Form’ provides an early clue to the luxury and imagination that extends under the skin of the vehicle to its interior, which is arranged in the same three-seat, central driving position layout as the McLaren F1 that inspired it. As befits a gift associated with such a rare car, examples of the BP23 Speed Form are individually numbered and not available to buy.
This three-dimensional piece of art, which measures 400mm long and weighs just over three and a half kilograms, is a product of ‘extreme craftsmanship’, created in the true spirit of leading-edge McLaren automotive design. Each McLaren BP23 ‘Speed Form’ took more than 100 hours to create, with 30 hours of expert hand-polishing alone.
The entire BP23 allocation of 106 – the same volume as the number of McLaren F1’s sold – was spoken for within weeks of the petrol-electric hybrid car being announced.