The McLaren P1 is a supercar born from racing, so it’s no surprise that this car can’t seem to stay away from a race track. The car’s initial production run has been sold out, but that hasn’t stopped McLaren from continuing to push the envelope with its performance abilities. The P1 tackled the Nürburgring recently and achieved McLaren’s stated goal of completing laps of the long track in under seven minutes.
Considering the Nürburgring’s thirteen-mile circuit, that requires an average speed of over 111mph. McLaren accomplished the feat with a street-stock P1, making no modifications to the car. Check out the video below.
McLaren F1 driver Jenson Button said, “The fact that the McLaren P1™ has posted a sub-seven-minute lap at the Nürburgring is unbelievably impressive. I’ve been an F1 driver for 14 years, and I’ve driven more than 240 Grands Prix and, although I’ve never raced an F1 car on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit, because the last time the German Grand Prix was held there was before I was born, I know exactly how challenging, and daunting, a racetrack it is.
“Over the past dozen-or-so years I’ve owned a lot of ultra-high-performance road cars. I’ve driven the McLaren P1™ on a number of occasions – including up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it was sensational – and I think it’s a truly superb machine: unbelievably refined yet unbelievably quick. But, as I say, for it to have recorded a sub-seven minute lap time around the Nürburgring is the icing on the cake: proof positive, backed by hard data, on the greatest racetrack of them all, that McLaren has created a genuine game-changer.”