Scoop: McLaren P1 Filmed Testing on the Road, First Glimpse at the Cabin

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Sure, most of you have seen the McLaren P1 concept that was revealed at the recent Paris Motor Show and have checked out spy shots of taped-up pre-production prototypes, but how about watching it drive on the road?

Well, if you haven't, here's your chance to do so thanks to a new spy video, courtesy of French publication L'Automobile.

We've already established the fact that the exterior appearance of McLaren's P1 hypercar won't change much from study, but this video also affords us our first look at the interior that was hidden behind blacked out windows on the concept.

For starters, the three-seat layout with a central driving position of the P1's ancestor, the famed F1, has given its place to a traditional two-seat configuration. It's also clear that the interior on this prototype is not finished yet, though, the steering wheel and the shape of the center console bring to mind the MP4-12C.

McLaren has not opened its cards yet about the new P1's mechanical hardware, but according to sources, the lightweight hypercar will be fitted with an uprated version of the MP4-12C’s twin-turbocharged V8 coupled to an F1-style KERS hybrid system.

Look for the new P1 to make its world premiere in final production trim at the Geneva Motor Show next March.

Screen Shots & Video via L'Automobile

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