McLaren P1 is aiming for a sub-seven minute Nurburgring lap time
McLaren has reiterated that its goal for the McLaren P1 around the Nurburgring Nordschleife is a sub-seven minute lap, despite an image emerging from a presentation to Chinese media suggesting its real target could be closer to 6m 30sec.
The image shows a track clock stopped at 6m 33.26sec, and sparked rumours that McLaren had already set its Nürburgring lap time with the 903bhp P1.
However, a McLaren spokesman reiterated that its goal was merely "under seven minutes" and added that the image had been included as part of a presentation to potential customers as a part of a "mood board" for the P1, as opposed to offering any specific indication of its lap time.
Although the McLaren P1 has tested extensively at the Nürburgring already, the team is still believed to be readying its record-breaking effort for later this year.
The Nürburgring lap record for a production car was set in 2009 by a Radical SR8LM. It lapped the circuit in 6m 48sec.
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