McLaren reveals the first photos showing the interior of P1 GTR

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 22, 2014

McLaren has finally revealed the first photos showing the interior of its new P1 GTR a.k.a. the track-focused version of the P1 hypercar. As you can see, the P1 GTR will not be the most comfortable vehicle as the interior as it was stripped of all but the essential items in order to keep weight to a minimum.

The MonoCage chassis is taken from the road car and has a total weight of just 90 kg, including the upper and lower structures, roof snorkel, engine air intake cavity, batter and power electronics housing.

The first thing you will notice inside is the new steering wheel, which is based on the steering wheel of the 2008 Formula 1 MP4-23 car. Just like in the F1, the key switches are located on the centre of the steering wheel, while the DRS and IPAS buttons were also retained. In addition, we find DTM-style seats as well as full-six-point motorsport harnesses.

A HANS-approved carbon fiber seat was ergonomically-designed along with the rest of the controls. The big surprise is the air conditioning system present in the vehicle in order to offer comfort when driving the vehicle during the summer.

McLaren didn’t reveal how many P1 GTR models will be built but said that it will only sell them to people who already bought a McLaren P1. As expected, it will not come cheap and the British carmaker will ask 1.98 million pounds ($3.35 million or 2.48 million euros) for a P1 GTR.

The vehicle uses a motorsport-optimised 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol engine as well as a lightweight electric motor and promises to deliver 1,000 hp.

McLaren said that the P1 GTR successfully completed testing in the extreme desert heat at the Bahrain International Circuit and the development will continue with further tests over the winter throughout Europe.

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