Trademark filings may have revealed the name of McLaren's new track-focused hypercar.
As part of its Track25 program, McLaren was planning to unleash a massive product onslaught of 18 new models by 2025. The first new car launching as part of this ambitious strategy is the McLaren Speedtail Hyper-GT. Eventually, McLaren promised a successor to the mighty McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar.
Unfortunately, massive cuts to McLaren's workforce could delay the launch of these new models. McLaren has already confirmed the upcoming hybrid Sports Series that will replace the McLaren 570S has been delayed until 2021. However, a new trademark filing submitted by the automaker may have revealed the name of a new hardcore track car McLaren is cooking up as part of its Track25 program.
As discovered by the Cybertruck Talk forum, McLaren has trademarked the name 'McLaren Sabre' with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, filed under "sports cars and structural parts therefor."
What could this be? Being named after a curved sword could imply the McLaren Sabre will be a hardcore track weapon with extreme aerodynamics. Our best guess is that this could be the name of the upcoming production version of the McLaren Vision Gran Turismo Concept. Codenamed the BC-03, McLaren's top-secret track car will essentially be an even more extreme version of the McLaren Senna.
Its aerodynamic design is heavily inspired by the McLaren Vision GT race car that was created for the Gran Turismo Sport game. Leaked renders have shown the striking design will feature large rear wing, a race car-style shark fin, a prominent rear diffuser, and headlights inspired by the McLaren 720S.
Power will be reportedly sourced by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and an electric motor producing a combined output of around 1,100 horsepower, which will make it McLaren's most powerful road car yet if it's street legal. Production will be limited to just 15 units, each allegedly costing between $3.5 million and $4 million.