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McLaren P1: First interior photos arrive

Tue, 12 Feb 2013

Ahead of its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next month, McLaren has sent us the first interior photos of their new hypercar.

As we already know, the P1 isn’t following the almost unique 1+2 seating concept of the McLaren F1, but has opted to make it a regular two seater. That means that there will be no right hand drive cars – they’ll all be left hand drive – and McLaren are left deciding how to make the P1′s cockpit unique.

That’s been achieved, according to McLaren, by delivering the shrink-wrapped exterior design to the interior in a minimalist fashion. So not over the top stuff in the P1′s cabin, just engineered and designed function.

Fully focused on the driver and clear from distraction, the P1′s cabin feels like a fighter jet, say McLaren, with the minimum amount of switchgear, a big glass area (taller than it is wide) with lashings of carbon fibre – including ultra thin carbon seat shells – the simple digital instruments we’ve already seen, a minimum of trim and an Alcantara steering wheel with carbon inserts.

Despite the very stripped-out look and feel of the P1′s cabin, there’s still room for full climate control, SatNav and a decent sound system by Meridian.

The McLaren P1 will be fully revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next month.

By Cars UK