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BY: Jonathan

First Look At The McLaren P1 GTR Interior

… And it's not going to make you want to drive it any less.

[gallery ids="541808,541807"] Via McLaren: The first images of the interior show how the driving environment of the McLaren P1™ GTR has been designed to be as focused for the driver as possible, and is stripped of all but the essential items in a bid to keep weight to a minimum. The lightweight carbon fiber MonoCage chassis is carried over from the road car, and weighs just 90kg including the upper and lower structures (including roof), roof snorkel, engine air intake cavity, battery and power electronics housing. This, in common with the road car, meets FIA load requirements for rollover in GT racing category. Since the ‘rollcage’ is incorporated into the MonoCage, there is no reduction in headroom for the driver. The center piece of the driver’s environment is the newly developed steering wheel, which has been designed to make all controls as easily accessible and user-friendly as possible. As with various elements throughout the car, there is significant heritage linked to the steering wheel. Although unique to the McLaren P1™ GTR, the design is based on the steering wheel of the 2008 Formula 1™ championship-winning MP4-23. As on a Formula 1™ car, key controls including the mode switches are located to the center of the bespoke steering wheel. This allows the driver to fully adjust the setup and characteristics of the car without having to take their hands from the wheel. The DRS and IPAS buttons are retained on the steering wheel. In the design and implementation of this new set up, all controls can be comfortably operated, and are easily accessible, when in a full race suit, helmet and gloves. The cabin is equipped with lightweight DTM-style seats and full six-point motorsport harnesses. This will be specifically set up for the individual driver, and mounted directly to the chassis, reducing weight by having no additional mounting brackets. The HANS-approved carbon fiber seat shell offers comfort and support, and has been ergonomically-designed along with the rest of the cabin controls. Despite the stripped out environment, the air-conditioning is retained to maintain comfort during the much more physical driving experience.
October 22, 2014 at 01:28 PM
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BY: Jonathan

Good Times At Goodwood!

McLaren to debut MSO 650S while Jaguar aims to dazzle with the debut of F-TYPE Project 7, its fastest production car yet.

McLaren at a glance:
  • 50 units available worldwide
  • Only three paint options: Papaya Spark, Agrigan Black and Sarigan Quartz
  • Pricing starts at £252,500 for the MSO 650S Coupé and £272,500 for the MSO 650S Spider
  Jaguar at a glance: 
  • Up to 250 units
  • 575PS and 680Nm from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8
  • 0-60 in 3.8-sec
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June 25, 2014 at 02:56 PM
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BY: Jonathan

Justin Bell Takes The 1996 Le Mans McLaren F1 GTR For A Lap

Thanks to GoPro you can get a taste of the good life.

June 12, 2014 at 02:35 PM
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BY: Bix

McLaren P1 Hits The American Southwest

For testing. And to see the Alamo, maybe.

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The McLaren P1 will be on the streets soon, though with only 375 available (and almost all of them sold out), odds of seeing one are pretty slim. Especially if you live in the American Southwest, where people are few and far between to begin with—let alone those with enough money to drop a million dollars on a McLaren supercar.

So odds are good that you'll never see another nice set of pictures like these of the McLaren P1 in the John Ford-esque deserts of Arizona, Nevada and California. Be glad McLaren not only does hot-weather testing on their 900 horsepower supercars, but that they also brought along a camera man.

[via McLaren]

September 16, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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BY: Bix

Want a McLaren P1? Too Bad

Unless you live in Europe, in which case, you're in luck.

So you finally did it. You sold your old house and moved into a smaller one, cashed in your 401(k), sold your soul for a high-paying thankless Wall Street job, and killed a few homeless people and sold their organs to the Chinese mob, all so you could pull together the $1.3 million or so you needed to buy a McLaren P1. And then...you find out it's sold out.
August 30, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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