All hail the McLaren P1 LM, the new dominant king of the ‘Ring. The McLaren P1 LM set a ridiculously quick lap time of 6:43.2—over two seconds quicker than the insane electric NIO EP9 and nearly 14 seconds quicker than a Porsche 918 Spyder—for a new overall fastest lap of the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife course.
McLaren followed up the P1 LM’s record for the fastest ever road car up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with this absurdly quick lap, released on video for our viewing pleasure.
According to the lap video’s description on YouTube, five P1 LM road cars have been built so far in the past eleven months, and the lap was set by an identical road car prototype called XP1LM. After the lap, XP1LM drove home from the Nürburgring back to the United Kingdom.
1999 Indianapolis 500 winner Kenny Brack drove the XP1LM to set the record. Lanzante, who ran the semi-works McLaren F1 GTR that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995, supported the car for its run. The car ran on custom road-legal Pirelli Trofeo tires specifically designed for the P1 LM.
The dapper British folks at McLaren would like to ever-so-kindly eat it, Lamborghini and NIO. Please go faster next time. Thank you kindly, good sirs.