The McLaren P1 may just be the fastest ever production car to lap the Nurburgring after its official time is said to stand at “about” 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
Back in late 2013 we learned that the McLaren P1 has apparently lapped the famous Nurburgring track in 6 minutes and 47 seconds, shattering Porsche 918 Spyder’s times of 6 minutes and 57 seconds and becoming the fastest ever production vehicle around the German circuit. Now, a few weeks later, it seems that the McLaren P1 was even faster than originally announced and the guys at Autocar are giving its time of 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
The McLaren P1 is taking its power from a 3.8 liter twin turbo petrol engine, which is backed up by an electric motor. The first ever hybrid supercar developed by the British based automaker has a total output of 903 HP and a peak torque of 978 Nm (722 lb-ft). The unit is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, which is sending power to the rear-wheel drive. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is done in 2.8 seconds and top speed stands at 350 km/h (217 mph).