The Nurburgring record has seen quite a few records being broken this year and the latest being the McLaren P1 LM breaking the record for the fastest road legal car around the Green Hell with a stonking time of 6:43.22 with Kenny Bräck behind the wheel.
After setting a record at The Goodwood Festival Of Speed there was a lot of speculation that it will break the Ring record. Ladies and gentlemen speculate no more. The P1 LM proved 2 seconds faster than the Nio EP9’s which went around the ring in 6:45 and nearly 9 seconds faster than the Lamborghini Huracan Perfomante which set a time of 6:52.01.
The McLaren P1 LM is based on the track only P1 GTR. The P1 LM was made street-legal by aftermarket firm Lazante Motorsport. Only 5 of these have been produced and all have been spoken for.
What attributed to the P1 LM smashing the record was some of these changes to the track-only McLaren P1 GTR.
- Lots of exposed carbon fibre in the interior.
- Inconel exhaust.
- Titanium tailpipes.
- Removal of the air-jack system.
- Lighter seats.
- Aerodynamic rear wing and front splitter.
- Fully exposed carbon fiber roof.
Thanks to the aerodynamic changes the P1 LM makes 40 percent downforce. Let’s not forget the engine powering this record-breaker which is a 986hp turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 and electric engine and is limited to 214mph.