While we await the official specs for the McLaren P1, the car to take on the Ferrari Enzo successor, the company based in Woking, England thought it only right to tease us a little more by revealing three new images of the P1 interior. McLaren describe this as a jet fighter cockpit, and for the most part they are correct, but not certain they would look as clinical.
Looking at images of the McLaren P1 interior, thanks to today’s press release, it’s clear to see that the passenger will be in total comfort while having a huge amount of power underneath their right foot. The glass canopy and improved visibility from a larger windscreen will add to that jet fighter feel; let’s hope that McLaren has spent as much time on the oily bits as they have with the finer details of inside the supercar – what are we saying, of course they have.
We do fear that the interior is a little stark looking and feels like you are staring at a black emptiness, and while people have been hoping that McLaren went back to a central driving position like the McLaren F1 surely, it’s about time that we moved on?
McLaren always seem to produce a nice car, but we do hope that they have learned from the mistakes made with the MP4-12C, and that’s the fact that you did not feel in control of the car. We say this because it was pointed out on Top Gear that you feel more like a passenger in the MP4-12C, and one of the reasons was the computer doing all the work with the gears, instead of the driver having the option to do some work for a change.
If you had to choose between the McLaren P1 or the MP4-12C, which would get your vote, unless you are waiting on the debut of the Ferrari Enzo successor before you make your mind up?