The McLaren P1 LM is an incredible car with an incredible story – and the officially sanctioned Lanzante-manufactured street legal version of the P1 GTR is now looking to become even more famous.
It appears now a new rumor spreading across the mill has to do with the McLaren P1 LM gunning to take down the Nurburgring lap record while on site for regular testing and development time. The road-going variant of the P1 GTR is being handled by British McLaren specialists Lanzante, who were also responsible for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1995 winner – the famed F1 GTR. The development of the 1000 horsepower (746 kilowatts) machine’s suspension set-up will be handled at the iconic Nurburgring Nordschleife. While on site, a possible world record attempt is also feasible, though it’s not the main task for the deployed force. “We’ve seen what the road car is capable of there and we’ve got simulations of what our car can do. Kenny Brack is doing all of the driving, so if an opportunity arose, we have the right man for the job,” commented for British media company chief Dean Lanzante.
McLaren itself lapped the regular P1 on the Nurburgring but never revealed the best time – only claiming it was under six minutes – but most likely it didn’t break the current record. That one is held by the Porsche 918 Spyder, with the clock stopping at 6 minutes 57 seconds following a complete lap of the 13-mile (21-kilometer) circuit. Koenigsegg had official plans to reach for the speed record but those have been forcefully postponed after the One:1 crashed due to brake failure.