McLaren P1 LM Aims For Nurburgring Lap Record

AUG 29 2016 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 10

McClaren P1 LM

McLaren P1 LM

Hampshire-based firm Lanzante may break a Nürburgring lap record during some upcoming development testing of its street-legal McLaren P1 LM. While breaking the record is not the priority of the laps, if proper conditions fall into place, it may happen.

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder holds the current record at 6 minutes, 57 seconds, and the standard 986-horsepower McLaren P1, although never officially revealed, is said to be under seven minutes as well. Dean Lanzante, CEO of the company responsible for producing and testing the street-legal LM version, is confident that the car can pull it off. He said:

“We’ve seen what the road car is capable of there and we’ve got simulations of what our car can do. Kenny Bräck is doing all of the driving, so if an opportunity arose, we have the right man for the job.”

Bräck will be driving the vehicle to finalize set-up. An attempt is not the reason that the car will be out there, and if conditions don’t present themselves, or time falls short, it won’t happen. Lanzante explained:

“We don’t have the finances or the time to do something like Porsche. If it rains, the track isn’t fast enough, so we can’t do a lap. And we don’t want to do a Koenigsegg…”

Porsche has an extensive testing program that makes the opportunities less of a challenge. Koenigsegg’s recent crash during an attempt, has forced the company to have to completely rebuild the car. Lanzante has only made five P1 LMs and all are being set for final delivery. A crash is not an option.

Source: Autonews

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10 Comments on "McLaren P1 LM Aims For Nurburgring Lap Record"

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So what?

So the fastest cars in the world all have plugs on them.

I thought they put speed limits on significant amounts of the n-ring after a spectator was killed by a car flying off the track. Have they dropped those speed limits, so folks can go for records again?

This would most likely be during a reserved manufacturer time slot. Closed to the public. The Ring isn’t open 100% of the time. It has time slots allotted to manufacturers. That’s probably why they mentioned time and money since it would be a bigger burden for them to pay for it than a larger company like Porsche, BMW,MB, etc.

Won’t be long before Corvette takes a crack at its own 7:19 Front electric?

What does this article have to do with EVs?

If the McLaren P1 LM has an electric drivetrain, the article fails to mention it.

It does.

Sidenote: Watch it battle it out for that spare ~million dollars of change in your sofa with other plug-in supercars here (Porsche 918, LaFerrari)

There are also lot of Model S and Leaf articles that fail to mention these cars have electric drivetrain.

Well, actually I agree that it wouldn’t hurt to mention that P1 is a PHEV, since it’s not that common car that everyone would know it.

yip thats basically what is gonna happen and is happening

but in 2020 the roadster is going to whip all the cars practically