Carbon-fiber the focus on McLaren's P1

02/13/2013 | Gizmag

The driver of McLaren's P1 supercar won't "slosh" around as drivers might in regular cars, writes Angus MacKenzie. That's because engineers have incorporated "cocooning, similar to a fighter jet’s seating package." However, there are aesthetics to consider as well, and the engineers have made liberal use of carbon fiber throughout. It's on the floor, doors, rocker panels and dash. As to the steering wheel? "Modeled and scanned on a CAD system using past McLaren champions grips, the P1’s wheel is as close as you’ll get to an F1 without marrying Lewis Hamilton," Mackenzie asserts.

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