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McLaren P1 – successor to the McLaren F1 – revealed

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    Keith Collantine
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    McLaren claim the P1 has lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in under seven minutes in Chris Goodwin’s hands.

    Here’s a video with too much moody footage and atmospheric music and not enough white-knuckled onboard terror. Still pretty cool though:

    http://youtu.be/E9IWiTpWeiM

    Hopefully a full onboard video will follow…

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    Atticus
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    Interesting. I wonder which layout they clocked under seven minutes. I looked up the lap times on Wikipedia and there is a whole lot of variation in timing. Make the Nordschleife loop alone under 6:11 and then we could talk about shattering the ultimate record. I believe this is the current one held by Stefan Bellof and his Porsche 956.

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    Casanova
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    The convention is BTG (bridge to gantry) I understand. So a full lap of the Nordschleife minus a section of the pit straight. More info at bridgetogantry.com if you’re into ‘Ring stuff.

    7 minutes is mighty impressive for a production road car – Bellof’s lap, whilst incredible in it’s own right, is not the fairest comparison since it was a full-blown fire-snorting race machine.

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    Atticus
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    Got it, BTG was one of the more unusual things I learnt about timing on the Ring. However, it’s not the pit straight that’s involved, but the back straight on the actual Nordschleife (you might wanted to refer to that in which case we just misunderstood each other a bit). Thanks for the info. :)

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