The official McLaren P1 interior shots showing just how crazy the British manufacturer has gone with the use of lightweight carbonfibre follow on from the first images of the new supercar’s ‘Race’ mode and digital instrument display.
McLaren say the P1's cabin has been designed with the full focus on the driver, keeping it clear from clutter and distractions. Used across the dashboard, floor, headlining, doors, rockers and centre console, the non-lacquered raw carbonfibre - a material also employed for the car’s carbonfibre MonoCage chassis and body panels - saves 1.5kg in the cockpit.
More carbon is used for the racing bucket seats which weigh 10.5kg each and use as little foam as possible. The seats feature fixings for six-point racing harnesses, and are mounted on lightweight brackets and runners allowing them to be individually adjusted for height per customer.
A glass canopy, deep windscreen – deeper than it is wide – and an Alcantara and carbonfibre steering wheel join luxury items such as climate control, satellite navigation and a specially developed Meridian sound system to complete the cabin.
While no interior sound deadening has been used in a further effort to optimise weight saving, carpet is offered as an option, fitted with a special lightweight backing.
Expect more details of the McLaren P1 to continue trickling out before its unveiling on March 5.