Images of the McLaren Speedtail have been leaked (by Twitter user Autobant) ahead of its official reveal on October 26, including a view from the hyper-GT’s central seating position. The Speedtail is the first of 18 new cars or derivatives that McLaren will launch as part of its Track25 business plan, with just 106 units planned for production.

Styling-wise, the Speedtail is a rather sleek-looking thing with few obstructions to the flow of its bodywork. It’s obvious that aerodynamics and reducing drag are the main goals here, with highlights being a low front intake, grille-less face, covered front wheels, a sloping roofline, and a tail that tapers towards a pointed end.

As we’ve seen in the past, active spoilers are present but they are tucked away seamlessly into the tail section, deploying only when required. McLaren has said the Speedtail will employ a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain with 1,000 PS, and the car is capable of hitting speeds of over 391 km/h. With a shape like that, we find it hard not to have faith in these claims.

The ‘wow factor’ continues on the inside, as we finally get a good look at the three-seat layout that was previously seen on the McLaren F1. Greeting the driver are five displays, with those furthest away being linked to camera that replace normal side mirrors. The switch is again, in the interest of aerodynamics, and is similar to what is found on the Lexus ES and Audi e-tron.

Moving towards the centre, two equally-sized touchscreens provide access to the car’s infotainment and other systems, while in the middle is the digital instrument cluster. Due to the unusual layout, drive-related controls such as the gear selector have been pushed upwards to the cabin’s ceiling.