The McLaren P1 has been recently taken to the Nurburgring race track where the British hybrid supercar was trying to beat the lap record of the brand new Porsche 918 Spyder, one of its main competitors.
McLaren has some big plans for its brand new hybrid supercar, the P1, as the company will not accept one of its main rivals, the Porsche 918 Spyder, to be faster on the famous German track, the Nurburgring. According to a recent report, McLaren has brought the P1 to the Ring, in an attempt to set a new lap record. Details on the official time haven’t been released yet but rumors are saying that it lapped the Nordschleife in 7:04 on previous attempts. The Porsche 918 Spyder completed the lap in just 6:57 seconds.
The McLaren P1 has been officially presented to the public back in March, 2013, during the Geneva Motor Show, in a world premiere. The supercar is taking its power from MP4-12C and 12C Spyder’s engine, the 3.8 liter twin turbo V8, which has been modified, and from a 170 HP (132 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque. The total output stands at 916 HP (674 kW) and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft of torque), enough for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint made in less than 3 seconds and a 350 km/h (217 mph) top speed.
Source: Car Magazine