McLaren P1 – Laps the Nordschleife in 7:04 Maybe?

7:04 Rumor McLaren P1
McLaren P1 Laps the Nurburgring in 7:04 Maybe?

Well the internet rumor mill is alive and kicking touting that the McLaren P1 has lapped the Nürburgring in 7:04 but no official release from McLaren in apparent dismay that they haven’t broken the 7 minute barrier.

Although this is 5 seconds shy of Ron Dennis quote at the Geneva Motorshow that it would break the 7 minute barrier, which would make it the fastest street-legal production car ever to round the famous German circuit. But McLaren hasn’t confirmed the time, and it likely won’t.

Why not, you ask? – Well I think this is just a clever ploy just before the Frankfurt IAA , I honestly think they have broken the 7 minute barrier and all prepared for a media extravaganza at the Frankfurt IAA next week.

Only time will tell but I assure you they wouldn’t be taking their car home so quickly if they wasn’t fetching good news!

Even though this time beats the current official record of a production street-legal car held by the Dodge Viper ACR with a time of 7:12.13 which I hasten to add is no longer in production and wasn’t so at the time of the record run.

So lets see who is the king of the internet Rumor Mill?

McLaren P1 Prototype XP2R (Experimental Revision 2)


McLaren P1 - Extreme Heat

What do you think?