OCT 22nd 2014

First glance inside the McLaren P1 GTR... out goes the trim, in comes push‑to‑pass

Here’s your first chance to see inside the McLaren P1 GTR. As you would expect, it’s utterly stripped out to suit its track-only purpose (although air conditioning has been retained) and looks every inch the racing car – despite the fact that the programme of events P1 owners will attend are non-competitive track days. 

The GTR’s bespoke steering wheel takes centre stage. Although it’s new for the car, it’s based on the one Lewis Hamilton used to steer his way to the 2008 F1 championship in the MP4-23. In its centre are buttons to switch modes and to initiate DRS and IPAS with a gloved hand. Yes, this a track day car with push-to-pass…

Drivers will sit in DTM style carbonfibre seats and be held in place with 6-point harnesses. Thanks to the fact that the P1’s carbon tub meets FIA roll-0ver regulations, there is no head-room stealing roll-over bar.

At the same time as revealing the sparse interior, McLaren has also released the video below giving more details on the P1 GTR driver programme. Customers will go through the same process as its F1 and young drivers, having unprecedented access to McLaren’s facilities even before they sit in the GTR for the first time.

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