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McLAREN P1™ JOINS THE EXCLUSIVE SUB-SEVEN MINUTE CLUB AT THE NÜRBURGRING

Mclaren P1 7:00 Lap Time Nurburgring

The McLaren name was born on the racetrack and, 50 years on, is the most successful name in global motorsport. That desire and determination to push for every extra tenth of a second, and obsessive focus on perfection, has seen the final development objective for the now sold out McLaren P1™ achieved: a sub-seven minute lap time of the Nürburgring circuit.

From the outset, the McLaren P1™ has been developed with one clear goal: to be the best driver’s car on both road and track. To achieve this, the development programme has focussed on ensuring the McLaren P1™ pushes the boundaries in terms of sheer performance, with testing carried out in some of the harshest conditions around the world. But one challenge remained, and that was arguably the toughest of them all.

20.8 kilometres driven at an average speed in excess of 178 km/h. Sounds easy, until you add in more than 150 corners, 300 metres of elevation changes and cornering forces of up to 2g. All in less than seven minutes…

Commenting on the sub-seven achievement by the McLaren P1™, McLaren Formula 1™ driver and 2009 world champion Jenson Button said: ‘The fact that the McLaren P1™ has posted a sub-seven-minute lap at the Nürburgring is unbelievably impressive.

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Dodge SRT Viper – Nurburgring Record Attempt 7:15.6

In 2011 both the Lexus LF-A and the Corvette ZR-1 beat the longstanding record of the SRT Viper.

After some serious laptime and some inside information it looks like the Dodge Viper Team have managed an impressive 7:15.6 making it a Second slower than the Lexus LFA 7:14.6.

The guys at Vulkan Racing who are prep-ping the vehicle seem to think that the record will be beaten with a bit more prep and track time.

So before the guys from Lexus drink tea and prepare to fly home they might have a bit of a title challenge coming their way.

More Photos Coming Along with Track Cam Footage….
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