McLaren P1 digital dash revealed - production version confirmed for Geneva debut [video]

March 5 at 11:15 CET (10:15 GMT)

McLaren has confirmed the production version of the P1 will debut in Geneva next month.

We are less than a month away from the P1's official unveiling and now we see for the first time the supercar's digital dash. It will be available with a Race mode developed for track use which will incorporate Formula 1-like shift indicators into the dash.

This mode can also control the rear wing which changes its pitch into "an optimal aerodynamic position". When Race mode is activated, the screen shows several lights across the top which illuminate green, red and blue, just like in an F1 car.

McLaren has also published a side profile photo of the car which as they promised looks virtually the same as the concept. The production model is expected to have a starting price of 1.2M USD (about 766.284 GBP or 886.917 EUR) and will be limited to 500 cars.

Source: McLaren


  • Production-ready McLaren P1™confirmed for 83rd International Motor Show in Geneva
  • Short video showing race-inspired digital dash readout highlights driver-focused ‘Race’ mode 
  • McLaren Automotive press conference – 11.15 CET (10.15 GMT), Tuesday 5 March

With one month until all eyes in the automotive world turn to Switzerland, McLaren Automotive has confirmed that the global debut of the production-ready McLaren P1™ will be at the 83rd International Motor Show in Geneva, and taken the opportunity to give a glimpse of the, so far unseen, interior. The latest insight confirms that the McLaren P1™ will adopt a race-inspired digital dash readout, and gives further information relating to the levels of performance that can be expected with a highly-focused ‘Race’ mode.

The visuals demonstrate what the driver will see as the McLaren P1™ transitions into a fully-focussed track car. On selecting Race mode, the large double element adjustable ‘active’ rear wing extends, and the pitch of the wing alters into an optimal aerodynamic position. In Race mode the screen includes a bank of lights across the top, which illuminate green, followed by red and finally blue. These act as a shift indicator, as in a Formula 1 car.

More exact details about the McLaren P1™, and Race mode, will be unveiled as we get closer to Geneva.

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Comments (4)

Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
I hate how manufacturers are killing the analog dials... I just find digital dials a bit "cheap" and with lack of personality. There is something about reving an engine with a proper dial, and mclaren did well combining phisical with digital in mp4-12c cluster...
Feb 7th, 2013 12:30am
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miladjuckel miladjuckel
i don't think they're killing them on purpose, but rather moving along with development i'm saying this because if you look at the lexus LFA, it was clearly stated that they had to incorporate digital dials, because the engine was reeving so fast that no analog dials could properly display the accurate reading at given time i believe mclaren had no other choice
Feb 7th, 2013 1:36am
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Great sound, but listened to this and the F150 back-to-back and the Ferrari is definitely the better sounding of the two cars. Subjective though.
Feb 6th, 2013 9:46pm
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infond infond
God I love that sound. So it is now officially confirmed that it has a digital dash, that's great.
Feb 6th, 2013 5:50pm
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