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McLaren has released the stunning results of an exclusive photoshoot involving its new P1 at the Bahrain International Circuit, ahead of the hypercar’s arrival in the United Arab Emirates next week.

The car photographed is in fact the design study that premiered last year in Paris – although it actually is very close to the production car, which will show for the first time at next month’s Geneva show. The successor to the McLaren F1 made its Middle Eastern debut in Bahrain only recently in this concept form.

See the production-ready P1’s spartan interior here, watch a video (and tickle your ears with its V8 soundtrack) here, or digest more technical details here.