Throughout this year, a McLaren P1 prototype has been spied testing at the infamous Nurburgring on numerous occasions. From the British supercar’s first outing at the Green Hell, it was inevitable that it would be capable of a truly incredible time.
However, just before the IAA Frankfurt Auto Show 2013, Porsche revealed that its 918 Spyder had managed to lap the legendary facility in just 6 minutes and 58 seconds. As a result, McLaren’s task to set a new record for a globally homologated road car was made all that tougher.
However, McLaren has just released the following four-minute video confirming that the McLaren P1 did indeed lap the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in under 7 minutes. Unfortunately, McLaren has yet to reveal an official lap time for its hybrid P1 supercar however, since the video’s publication, rumours have emerged suggesting the P1 put in an incredible lap time.
As a matter of fact, one anonymous source is claiming that the McLaren P1 ran a 6 minute and 47 second lap time on street tyres and an almost unbelievable 6:33 when fitted with slick tyres. Rumour has it that McLaren is waiting for Ferrari to release the laptime of LaFerrari before it confirms these times for the P1.
If that 6:33 time is true, it would put the McLaren P1 just 22 seconds behind the ultimate lap time record held by the Porsche 956 and secured in 1983!