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McLaren’s Next Extreme Hypercar Looks Like An Improved Senna

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New leaked photos allegedly show the production version of the McLaren Vision GT before its official debut.

The Senna is McLaren's most extreme hypercar to date, but it could soon be surpassed. We've known for a while now that McLaren is planning to build a limited-production version of the insane Vision GT concept unveiled in 2017 for the Gran Turismo Sport video game. Codenamed the BC-03, production will reportedly be limited to just five units. McLaren hasn't released any teaser photos of its new hypercar yet, but some photos have emerged online that potentially give us an idea of what it will look like before the car's official debut.

Supercarpress via Instagram
Supercarpress via Instagram

Instagram account Supercarpress has posted what it claims are official renders of a bespoke BC-03 hypercar designed for a very privileged McLaren client. A separate photo also allegedly shows a camouflaged prototype of the BC-03 being tested on a highway at night.

While some elements are clearly inspired by the Vision GT such as the slim vertical LED taillights and giant rear spoiler and rear fin, other design elements have been borrowed from some of McLaren's current road cars. The headlights and front fascia, for example, appear to be inspired by the 720S and the chassis appears to be based on the Senna.

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Supercarpress via Instagram
Supercarpress via Instagram

Elsewhere, the photos show prominent air intakes at the sides cooling down the mid-mounted engine, as well as a huge exhaust positioned over the aggressive diffuser. It isn't clear yet if the BC-03 will be road legal or track-only. If it is street-legal, this could be McLaren's answer to the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Mercedes-AMG One.

Powertrain details for the production version haven't been confirmed, but the McLaren Vision GT featured a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 driving the rear wheels and a pair of electric motors producing a combined output of 1,134 hp and 940 lb-ft of torque. Extensive use of lightweight carbon fiber also brought the weight down to just 2,200 pounds. If these photos are legitimate, we may not have to wait too long for the official reveal.

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Supercarpress via Instagram
Supercarpress via Instagram
2019 McLaren Senna Front View Driving via McLaren

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