Ron Dennis says McLaren P1 will lap Nordschleife in less than 7 minutes [video]

'It's going to be the fastest car in the world'

Ron Dennis made some bold statements this week in Geneva during the presentation of the McLaren P1.

After going through technical specifications of the F1 successor, Ron Dennis started joking about how he slashed 10 seconds off the Top Gear test track record but then he got very serious. If you jump to 7:10 you will hear him say the car was tested at Nordschleife and that it will do the lap in less than seven minutes. He continues by adding "it's going to be the fastest car in the world", a statement which we are sure Ferrari is not too happy to hear.

To refresh your memory, the P1 makes use of a twin-turbo V8 3.8-liter engine generating 737 HP (542 kW) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) of torque. It works along with an electric motor providing 179 HP (132 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) for a combined output of 916 HP (674 kW) and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft). It will reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 3 seconds onto to a limited top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).

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keithxp keithxp
Why aren't they revealing the curb weight?
Mar 8th, 2013 7:43pm
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
i am waiting for sportauto to do an independent test.actory times can never be trusted, they all gonna lie to sell more cars or boost the image....
Mar 8th, 2013 7:04pm
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Marco Svelte Marco Svelte
Well, then prove it! I'm sure Ferrari is just as eager as I am to see if McLaren can actually back up those claims!
Mar 8th, 2013 5:12pm
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
With all that down force it makes, that wouldn't be surprising
Mar 8th, 2013 4:44pm
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Beybaba Beybaba
LaFerrari cannot fight this on a track, I don't think so.
Mar 8th, 2013 6:22pm
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
P1 will be better on a track and on the road just like the mp4
Mar 8th, 2013 7:24pm
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Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
Beautiful car! I really hope it meets all its claims.
Mar 8th, 2013 2:41pm
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Meilen Meilen
Instead of speaking they should do the test in nurburgring ... Curious to see the time :) Really nice car in every case !!
Mar 8th, 2013 2:29pm
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Big Big claims by Ron. I'm sure LaFerrari will have something to say about that ;)
Mar 8th, 2013 2:21pm
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
Ferrari rarely post Ring Times
Mar 8th, 2013 7:05pm
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SorryMyBadEnglish SorryMyBadEnglish
Make more of them (little shorter wheelbase), and develope it to be same class with Huayra. 0/100 km/h 2.7 sec. Top speed 380 km/h. Price 500-600,000 GBP http://www.gtspirit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/McLaren-P1-Roadster-Rendered-by-Wild-Speed.jpg
Mar 8th, 2013 2:08pm
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joelynn joelynn
the good old McLaren v. Ferrari rivalry keeps on producing better and better cars :-D this versus the La will be interesting
Mar 8th, 2013 2:05pm
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infond infond
Can't wait!
Mar 8th, 2013 1:44pm
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Homerlovesbeer Homerlovesbeer
Woot what a car!
Mar 8th, 2013 1:37pm
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