McLaren P1's Jet-Fighter Cabin Revealed: 2013 Geneva Auto Show

2013 Geneva Auto Show


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    The production version of the McLaren P1 gets a jet fighter-inspired cabin. | February 12, 2013

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2013 Geneva Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The McLaren Pl's jet fighter-inspired cabin has been revealed ahead of the car's debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.
  • McLaren describes the cabin as "minimalist."
  • Extensive use of carbon fiber in the cabin of the McLaren P1 is said to reduce weight.

GENEVA — The McLaren Pl's jet fighter-inspired cabin — complete with a glass canopy — has been revealed ahead of the car's debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.

McLaren describes the cabin of the production version of the P1 as "minimalist." But luxury features, including full climate control, a satellite navigation system and a custom sound system, are still part of the package.

"The cabin of the McLaren P1 is fully focused on the driver and is clear from clutter and distraction," the company said in a statement.

Extensive use of carbon fiber in the cabin of the McLaren P1 is said to reduce weight. Every ounce counted, with the automaker even skipping the resin coating on the carbon fiber in the cabin to save 3 pounds. Carpeting is optional and features a special lightweight backing.

The production P1 gets racing bucket seats with seatbacks that can be set to 32 degrees to make them more suitable for racing and provide more "helmet headroom," said McLaren. The height of the seat will be custom set to fit the driver and passenger. Fixings for a six-point race harness are in place.

Earlier, McLaren confirmed that the two-seater P1 will get a race-inspired digital dash readout.

McLaren has not yet announced pricing on the P1.

Edmunds says: We get a first look at the cabin of what McLaren intends to be the best driver's car in the world on road and track.

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