McLaren BC-03 – bespoke one-off hypercar confirmed

McLaren BC-03 – bespoke one-off hypercar confirmed

Since being introduced in 2011, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has been tailoring Woking’s finest supercars to the tastes of each discerning customer. Most of the time, these custom touches would be limited to extra carbon fibre addenda or, at most, a custom paint job – but once in a while, this skunkworks division does get to exercise the full extent of its the-sky-really-is-the-limit capabilities.

For MSO, that includes building a fully bespoke car that would look like nothing else on the road, running on tried-and-true McLaren mechanicals. The latest of these one-off ventures is the BC-03, the existence of which was confirmed to automotive website PistonHeads.

“BC-03 is a bespoke customer commission being created by McLaren Special Operations,” the company said, but it stopped short of divulging any details “because the specifics of the project are confidential between MSO and its client.”

McLaren BC-03 – bespoke one-off hypercar confirmed

The portal said that the BC-03 – the name of which stands for Bespoke Commission 03, after the X-1 and an as-yet-unnamed project – could take inspiration from the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo, currently existing only in the realm of the game Gran Turismo Sport. Such a car could be a track-focused hypercar that is more hardcore than the upcoming Speedtail and quicker than the already bonkers Senna.

Power will likely come from a development of the Speedtail’s hybrid powertrain, which takes the 720S’ 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 and pairs it with electric power. If so, the BC-03 will likely eclipse the power output of the Speedtail – already projected to go beyond 1,000 PS.

The BC-03’s predecessor, the X-1, is another blue-sky product based on the MP4-12C. The sleek, yet outlandish bodywork, with its sweeping curves and faired rear wheels, was inspired by streamlined vehicles from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, as well as modern architecture and industrial design.

GALLERY: McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo

GALLERY: McLaren X-1

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.



  • John Minum Teh 8X on Oct 24, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic design. We must learn to make sexy designs such as this and not designs like Juara, Savvy and Tiara and expect such designs to sell

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    • Idiot comment as expected from the resident idiot troll. Everything will look good if the price is unlimited like this Mclaren. Even your beloved Toyota produced some ugly cars in the past. Dugong Vios still hurting road users’ eyes nowadays.

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  • Like a Le Mans car.

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