McLaren has released a video via their YouTube channel showing a 2012 McLaren MP4-12C hitting the Nurburgring and setting a record time with Horst von Saurma, chief editor of German magazine Sport Auto behind the wheel. The official time set by von Saurma is 7:28:00, done in a 12 minute window where he had the track for himself. McLaren confirmed to us the video and lap time are genuine and set with a standard car on Pirelli Corsa tires.
In case you wonder why the lap times at the end of the video differ from those mentioned on ring time ranking websites like Fastestlaps.com. Its because McLaren only used the lap times set by Sport Auto as a reference.