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McLaren P1 laps Nurburgring in 6:47 - report [video]

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The McLaren P1 has allegedly managed to lap the Nürburgring in an amazing 6 minutes and 47 seconds.

At the beginning of September we heard rumors about McLaren refusing to confirm P1's 7:04 lap around the Nürburgring as the supercar was just too slow during the attempt. Now, a YouTube user has posted a video with the P1 while tackling Nordschleife and he says the car lapped the German track in just 6:47 which would make it the fastest vehicle ever to lap the circuit, making it a full second quicker than the Radical SR8 LM.

The record has not been confirmed by McLaren but if the lap time is legit we are sure it will occur very soon, unless McLaren wants to improve the time even further if possible. This rumor coincides with the beginning of P1 deliveries and also with McLaren posting final performance figures for its latest supercar which sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and hits an electronically-capped speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).

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 perrysan perrysan
Nobody has asked the big question: What kind of tires/tyres were mounted on the P1? Official Nurburgring times are supposed to be with non-shaved road use approved tires. Given the Porsche 918 Spyder's astounding 6:57 time (on road tires) I find it hard to believe the P1 can shave 10 seconds off that time. And as for the Radical SR8 LM, calling that a "street legal" car is like taking a Porsche 917-30 and wiring up turn signals and slapping on bumpers and calling it "street legal."
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October 23, 2013 12:15 pm
 automophile83 automophile83
I am a serious car enthusiast, and as exiting as it is that there are cars this fast, the truth is...they cost more than i can dream of ever being able to afford, i'll likely never see one, if i ever do it will piss me off that the owner is an 865 year old bank owner who will never get the tach to 5000 rpm.So as amazing as this car is,i don't care how fast it laps the Nurburgring. As for the new Cadillac sport sedans lapping in 7:xx seconds, that's news i can use.
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October 22, 2013 12:10 pm
 Porsche3054 Porsche3054
I have serious doubts about this being true. The Zonda R's time is only 6:47. I wouldn't trust the word of somebody on youtube.
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October 22, 2013 9:50 am
 SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
Watch Ferrari will "magically" produce a 6:46 lap
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October 22, 2013 8:23 am
 DeeovanLokoJouvertMowatt DeeovanLokoJouvertMowatt
theres no way this is true!
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October 22, 2013 7:59 am
 infond infond
Reports say it's capable of a 6:3x time. Let's wait.
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October 22, 2013 7:58 am
 dayday dayday
Wow!! Thats insanely fast!!! But I will wait for McLaren to confirm, Wonder if its true.
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October 22, 2013 7:36 am
 D11 D11
If it's legit, very impressive. You've got to respect McLaren for taking the P1 to the Ring to make a competitive run against the Porsche. Unless it's a private owner letting a driver take his to the Ring, I just don't think Ferrari will show a lap time outside of Fiorano, which is quite disappointing.
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October 22, 2013 7:12 am
 Wojciech Wojciech
jaw-dropping... let's see what LaFerrari can achieve
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October 22, 2013 6:33 am
 Shyne Shyne
impressiv indeed! but ill wait till there is an official time.
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October 22, 2013 6:17 am
 infond infond
I think that official time is even faster. That 7:04 was just a rumor, nothing else.
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October 22, 2013 6:03 am
 kimbo kimbo
Porsche fanboys. Where are you?
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October 22, 2013 5:23 am
 brashiiid brashiiid
Interesting... Let's hope that, just like the original F1, this car is as exciting to drive at 30mph as it is when driven at 8 tenths. Although chasing Nurburgring times is always a horrible indicator of that...
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October 22, 2013 4:54 am
 Godfather Godfather
Power of f1. Only Ferrari had a chance of ever matching it
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October 22, 2013 4:21 am
 Bozzor Bozzor
Stunning if true: and a real guantlet thrown down to Porsche.
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October 22, 2013 4:06 am
 Decypha Decypha
Wow, this is an exciting time for Hypercars!
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October 22, 2013 4:01 am