McLaren has released the first interior pictures of the highly anticipated P1 GTR.

McLaren has released the first interior pictures of the highly anticipated P1 GTR.

Described as "more purposeful than the road-going model," the stripped out interior has a new steering wheel that echoes the one used on the 2008 McLaren MP4-23 which won the Formula One championship. As a result, the steering wheel has a plethora of buttons and switches which enable the driver to access key systems without having to take their hands off the wheel.

The cabin also has lightweight DTM-style seats with a HANS-approved carbon fiber seat shell and six-point harnesses. McLaren went on to say the driver's seat will be specifically setup for the owner and mounted directly to the chassis to reduce weight.

Besides revealing the interior, McLaren announced the amazing P1 GTR driver program. It is being billed as a "dedicated track preparation program" which will enable owners to hone and optimize their driving skills in order to get the most out of the car.

Events will take place at "some of the most iconic racing Formula 1 circuits across the world" and six are scheduled for the first year of the program. McLaren goes on to say drivers will have a dedicated race team responsible for running the car including a personal driver coach and a head engineer who will work through telemetry and video analysis. McLaren says this one-to-one coaching will be "bespoke to each driver and will be tailored to suit each driver’s individual skill set and driving ability."

In a statement, McLaren P1 GTR Program Director Paul Mackenzie said "The program is about enabling our drivers to get the most out of the McLaren P1 GTR. Before they get out on track, each driver will join us at the MTC and have unprecedented access to the cutting edge facilities, including the racing simulator. This will enable drivers to build up a greater understanding of the car’s capabilities and true performance, as well as learning the braking and turn-in points before they arrive at the circuit."

Check out the press release for additional information