The N1A, a Can-Am-inspired supercar, developed to pay homage to the original McLaren M1A, has been unveiled by Nichols Cars. The project – led by renowned motorsport engineer Steve Nichols – has resulted in a 900kg vehicle powered by a naturally-aspirated V8 powertrain. The interior, however, is minimalistic, ensuring that both driver and passengers remain focused on the road ahead.
Taking inspiration from the stripped-back interior of race cars, the N1A has little in the way of creature comforts, but this doesn’t take away from the car’s allure. The dashboard features motorsport-style dials and aluminum components manufactured from solid pieces of billet. A gear knob inspired by Ayrton Senna takes center stage.
To further enhance the cabin experience, Nichols Cars has used top-grade leathers and fabrics to upholster a range of parts including the tri-spoke steering wheel. A fully reclined seating position – much like the one found in the MP4/4 – has also been used to deliver a driving experience similar to the one had by famed McLaren racing drivers Senna and Alain Prost, complete with harnesses and a roll hoop for additional safety.
Negate of touchscreens and cluttered componentry, the N1A has been designed for pure driving pleasure.