McLaren P1 speeds around Nurburgring in under 7 minutes
Video and images have been released to showcase the high performance McLaren P1 smashing record at Nurburgring Nordschleife. The hybrid supercar has posted a time of less than 7 minutes attacking the ring in record time.
Though McLaren did not reveal exactly how much below the 7 minute mark did the P1 manage to lap the racetrack, but they did say, “150 corners, 300 metres of elevation changes and cornering forces of up to 2g. All in less than seven minutes.”
Commenting on the sub-seven achievement by the McLaren P1â„¢, McLaren Formula 1â„¢ driver and 2009 world champion Jenson Button said: â€˜The fact that the McLaren P1â„¢ has posted a sub-seven-minute lap at the NÃ¼rburgring is unbelievably impressive.
â€˜Iâ€™ve been an F1 driver for 14 years, and Iâ€™ve driven more than 240 Grands Prix and, although Iâ€™ve never raced an F1 car on the NÃ¼rburgring-Nordschleife circuit, because the last time the German Grand Prix was held there was before I was born, I know exactly how challenging, and daunting, a racetrack it is.
â€˜Over the past dozen-or-so years Iâ€™ve owned a lot of ultra-high-performance road cars. Iâ€™ve driven the McLaren P1â„¢ on a number of occasions â€“ including up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it was sensational â€“ and I think itâ€™s a truly superb machine: unbelievably refined yet unbelievably quick.
â€˜But, as I say, for it to have recorded a sub-seven minute lap time around the NÃ¼rburgring is the icing on the cake: proof positive, backed by hard data, on the greatest racetrack of them all, that McLaren has created a genuine game-changer.â€™