McLaren P1 Rumored to Have Lapped the Nurburgring Faster Than Originally Thought
Apparently, the McLaren P1’s Nurburgring lap times is still a mystery, and we’re not sure why McLaren is still keeping it a secret. Back in October 2013, a video showed a P1 supercar lapping the ’Ring in 6 minutes and 47 seconds, but back in September, more rumors suggested that the 2014 McLaren P1 lapped the Nurburgring track in 7:04.
Now, according to AutoCar, it looks like the P1 actually lapped the ’Ring in closer to the 6:30 mark. Apparently the British magazine got their info from a McLaren insider during a recent test drive of the supercar.
In talking about the car’s rumored 6:47 lap time, this McLaren insider said that the P1 is "a fair bit quicker than that." This likely means that it is faster than the likes of the Porsche 918 Spyder, which lapped the same ring in 6:57.
We just wish that McLaren would stop being so secretive about the official time and just come out with it already. We’re growing tired of the rumors...
Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren P1.
McLaren unveiled the P1 back in 2013 at the same time as its biggest competitor: the Ferrari LaFerrari.
The P1 is powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-8 that delivers a total of 800 horsepower and combined with a twin-clutch transmission with an embedded electric motor to create a total power figure of 903 horsepower and an estimated 1,100 pound-feet of torque at launch.
With this amazing output, the P1 will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 217 mph.
The P1 is limited to 375 units and is priced at $1.15 million.