The McLaren P1 vs. the Nürburgring-NordschleifeDecember 7th, 2013
The McLaren P1 is the unofficial successor to the incredible supercar the McLaren F1. The P1 is a 903 horsepower plug-in hybrid costing $1.15 million and McLaren brought it to the historic track outside Nürburg, Germany with the sole purpose of setting a sub-seven second lap time. McLaren’s chief test driver, Chris Goodwin, was behind the wheel and Top Gear reports that the team was successful, although the official time hasn’t yet been reported.
In setting the lap, the P1 hit speeds of 205 mph and its average speed around the 13-mile track was in excess of 111 mph. The question remains: did the McLaren P1 beat the lap time of its nemesis, the Porsche 918, which set a time of 6:57. We’ll have to wait to hear the final time, but for now, we suggest you put on your headphones, turn up the volume, and enjoy this video of the lap.