British supercar maker, McLaren had earlier revealed that it has set out to produce a new supercar with a three-seat layout inspired by the iconic F1 of the 1990s. Codenamed BP23, the new car will become one of the Woking-based company’s fastest and most powerful ever, according to CEO Mike Flewitt.

Powertrain details have yet to be released, but it can be expected to employ a hybrid drive configuration with internal combustion duties taken by the M840T 4.0 litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine which powers the recently-launched McLaren 720S, successor to the 650S.

Despite potential similarities to the also hybrid-driven P1 and P1 GTR, the BP23’s outputs are expected to be somewhere in between those of the Ultimate Series cars and of the new-generation Super Series models (represented most recently by the 720 PS/770 Nm 720S). From that indication, a ballpark figure of around 800 PS for the eventual production-ready BP23 can be deduced.

Despite its high output figures, the BP23 will not be aimed at being an out-and-out track performance car. Instead, it intends to place particular emphasis on touring ability – in a way perhaps similar to the 570GT – whilst retaining supercar levels of performance. At its core, the BP23 can be expected to use McLaren’s latest Monocage II carbon-fibre tub and structure.

GALLERY: McLaren F1