McLaren P1 Supercar Screams Through The World’s Toughest Race Track
McLaren has been known for building amazing vehicles. Its F1 supercar was a much to be desired exotic vehicle, and its successor, the Mclaren P1 looks like it could be the best supercar in the world.
McLaren is a U.K. based automaker and while Britain may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think exotic cars, the P1 has already begun to prove its worth. The British company announced today that the McLaren P1 set an amazing time on the world’s scariest and most challenging track.
The Nurburgring-Nordschleife is both feared and respected by drivers from around the world. Located in Germany, the track features a winding course that is unmatched anywhere in the world. McLaren has refused to release its new supercar’s exact lap time, but they did announce that it was under 7 minutes.
A lap time of less than 7 minutes on this race track may not seem like that big of a deal to the average car owner, but to an enthusiast, it is an astounding time. There are only three other cars besides the McLaren P1 that can lay claim to a lap time of less than 7 minutes, and they are the Radical SR8, Radical SR8LM, and the Porsche 918 Spyder.
The P1’s average speed around the track was just over 111 mph, which seems reasonable for a vehicle that can attain speeds of 217 mph. However, one look at the grueling 13 mile course could very well change the most hardened opinion on that point. The track has 154 corners, and touts an elevation change of 300 meters, or 984 feet.
The McLaren P1 is not the fastest supercar in the world. That title is held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. However, the P1 is designed to handle corners, which gives it an obvious edge on courses like the Nurburgring-Nordschleife.
Watch the video below to see the P1 in action.