There's every reason to be excited about the arrival of the McLaren P1--no matter how unlikely an in-person sighting of one in the wild might be. It's a 217-mph, 903-horsepower, twin-turbo V-8 hybrid, for Pete's sake.

It is in this spirit that we bring you this gorgeous, completely gratuitous gallery of McLaren P1 images.

Of course, for some of us, there need be no reason to spend a few minutes ogling a nice rear end--or a nice door line, fender, or vent.

Released ahead of the opening of McLaren's new Manama showroom, timed to coincide with the arrival of the Bahrain Grand Prix (the photos were taken at Bahrain International Circuit), the images are among the most stunning and emotive views of the P1 we've seen.

If you're in the neighborhood of McLaren Manama, located in the Bahrain World Trade Center, you can drop in to see the P1 itself, in the flesh.

Oh, and you could pop over and watch an F1 race, too. Lucky you.