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McLaren P1 lapping the Nurburgring in UNDER 7 minutes in stunning new video

Thu, 05 Dec 2013

The McLaren P1 laps the Nurburgring in under 7 minutes

Ever since Ron Dennis claimed the McLaren P1 would be able to lap the Nurburgring in under seven minutes, we’ve been waiting for McLaren to prove it. It seems their initial attempts failed to get below the magic 7 minute barrier – unlike the Porsche 918 Spyder which lapped the Nurburgring in 6m 57s – but last month we reported that the P1 seemed to have achieved its goal by going 10 seconds faster than the Porsche in ¬†an almost unbelievable 6 minutes 47 seconds.

Unfortunately, we still don’t know officially just how quickly the P1 got round the Nurburgring, but we do now know that it was under 7 minutes thanks to a new video just released by McLaren.

It’s a stunning video – even if it isn’t of the whole lap – that manages to tug at the emotions, draws you in with an evocative soundtrack, tantalises the senses with mechanical noise and shows the P1 demolishing the twists, turns, banks and undulations of the Nurburgring. It’s beautifully shot, beautifully edited and beautuful to watch.

Even if we still don’t know just how quick the McLaren P1 is round the Nurburgring.

By Cars UK