McLaren P1 LM Sets New Nurburgring RecordAuto News
First unveiled in June 2016, the McLaren P1 LM started breaking records the moment it was shown to the world.
It became the fastest road car to tackle the Goodwood Hill the same weekend it made its global debut.
There has not been much news about the car ever since but it turns out to be that McLaren has been pretty busy with the P1 LM – a total of five units were built, while an identical prototype called the XP1LM was also being tested.
Interestingly during the final phases of testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife last week, the XP1LM managed to achieve a best lap time of 6.43.2, which happens to be the fastest ever for a production car around the circuit.
Tuned by Lanzante and driven by Indy 500 great Kenny Brack, the XP1LM is not only road legal, but also the quickest, rarest, and last of the P1 variants.
Powered by a 986 hp 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine with hybrid assist, the P1 LM lapped the ‘Ring’ about two seconds quicker than the NIO EP9 all-electric supercar which broke the same record recently, and 14 seconds quicker than the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Even though the P1 LM is road legal, there is no way you can own it even if you have the money because only five units were built and they have already been sold.