McLaren is just weeks away from unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show full details on its next P1 supercar. While we'll have to wait until then to learn of the car's powertrain, we've already seen the exterior up close. Now McLaren is giving us a look at the interior.
The automaker released a trio of images of the inside of the million-dollar-plus supercar. Like the chassis and exterior body panels, the minimalist interior is largely constructed from carbon fiber to save weight. McLaren said the entire car is expected to weigh less than 2,900 pounds.
Thus, the material will be used in the dashboard, floor, headliner and doors. The company said the final layer of resin on these panels has been removed for a natural look -- and a whopping 3.3 pounds of weight savings.
The seatbacks will also have thin carbon fiber shells, McLaren said. Their angle will be fixed and the seats' height will be individually set for each customer. Owners looking to take their P1 to the racetrack will have the option of adjusting the seat angle to allow room for a helmet.
Despite being a hell-raising supercar, the McLaren said its P1 will come with creature comforts like a navigation system, climate control and Meridian sound system. Sound deadening, however, will not be included. Carpet? That's an option.
While the company remains mum on the car's power, it could have a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 engine putting out something in the neighborhood of 800 horsepower. This motor will likely be paired with a KERS system like those on the company's F1 racers.
The P1 will go on sale in the U.S. at the end of 2013, and if you're interested in grabbing one, act fast. The company will likely make only several hundred copies.
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