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A Hybrid Supercar Sets a New Nürburgring Lap Time Record

The much anticipated hybrid supercar McLaren P1 didn't disappoint car enthusiasts, and has achieved a sub-seven minute lap time of the Nürburgring circuit.

McLaren has released a video claiming that its hybrid wonder has completed the ‘Ring run in under the hallowed seven-minute mark. While there have been several cars which have done this before, McLaren says that the P1 did this on road-going tyres and was driven all the way from UK to the track by Chris Goodwin.

The resulting statistics of the run is simply astonishing; 20.8 kilometers (13 miles) driven at an average speed in excess of 178 kilometers per hour (110.6 mph).

“[The P1] will be the fastest car in the world. That includes what has come before and what will come today,” McLaren Executive Chairman Ron Dennis was previously quoted with regards to the attempt at breaking seven minutes. “I am confident.”

But the company has not said by how far under seven minutes it has gone, unlike Porsche did when its 918 Spyder turned numerous sub-seven laps with a best of 6:57.

“This final challenge for the McLaren P1 was very publicly set out earlier this year, and the result is true testament to the team in Woking,” said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Automotive. “Not only in terms of what has been achieved in Germany, but in what has been achieved with this project. The McLaren P1 is a technical tour de force, and is truly a car that we at McLaren are very proud of. The desire to push the envelope of performance, and achieve the sub-seven minute lap time, shows the spirit of Bruce McLaren lives in the company 50 years on.”

Keep in mind that this car is not something that average rich man can get his hands on.  First, the car is estimated at $1.4 million, and second, it's sold out.  There is a waiting list, however, in the case of cancellation by the buyer.

So far, 12 P1s have been completed for buyers in Europe and no other person outside Europe received his/her delivery.  Take a look at the video, and see if this is something you'd like in your garage if you win a lottery.

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