McLaren P1™ vs. the Nürburgring-Nordschleife

Got chills down my back watching this video. As much as I wanted the Porsche 918 to beat this car, I just can’t see it happening.  There was a time when a sub 8 minute lap meant you we’re in the big leagues.  Now youre hypercar needs to break into the 6s.

Also foudn this quote over at Jalopnik in the comments:
“There’s a McLaren dealer going in across from our Porsche dealership. In talking with those guys they said they contacted the manufacturer about the ring time as they have sold some P1’s and the customers want to know. McLaren told them the P1 ran a 6:47 on street tires and a 6:33 on slicks. The only reason there holding back on releasing the time is because there waiting for Ferrari to release the LaFerrari’s time first so Ferrari doesn’t use their time as a benchmark and try and go beat it”

With Ferrari being the sly pricks that they are, I can almost gaurantee they will either up the boost, run race slicks or over power their KERS just to beat the time set by Mecca.

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