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McLaren P1 Nurburgring record time is…a fiction for designers inspiration

Fri, 24 May 2013

The source for the story was an image taken from a Chinese website showing the McLaren logo and a time board showing the P1 as having done a lap of the Nurburgring in 6:33s. The image was real, but the story wasn’t.

It seems the image was part of a ‘Mood Board’ McLaren put together when they were designing the P1 to inspire their designers with what could be possible, and that’s found its way on to the Interwebs in China.

McLaren say they only have plans to show the P1 can run the Nurburgring in ‘Under 7 minutes’ – a sizeable¬†achievement¬†in itself – and that the actual time of 6m33s is not the engineers goal.

But with Ron Dennis already claiming he’s run Dunsfold himself in the P1 10 seconds quicker than anyone else has been round the Top Gear track, just how close will McLaren come to the fictitious 6m33s when they do finally let the P1 loose round the Nurburgring?

By Cars UK