The McLaren P1 LM, the road-legal version of the GTR, is going to visit the Nurburgring for an attempt to break the lap record, which is currently held by the Porsche 918 Spyder.
It’s not McLaren though who is going to make the record attempt with the car but Lanzante, the company that’s responsible for the conversion of the GTR to road-legal LM spec.
According to Autocar, Lanzante says that setting a new lap record is not their priority but if the conditions are right, they might as well try it.
“We’ve seen what the road car is capable of there and we’ve got simulations of what our car can do,” said Dean Lanzante. “Kenny Bräck is doing all of the driving, so if an opportunity arose, we have the right man for the job.”
McLaren never revealed the Nurburgring lap time of the standard P1, only saying that it completed the lap in less than seven minutes. The P1 LM version could prove capable of beating the 6:57 time of the Porsche 918 Spyder should the conditions allow it.
“We don’t have the finances or the time to do something like Porsche,” he said in reference to the 918’s testing programme. “If it rains, the track isn’t fast enough, so we can’t do a lap. And we don’t want to do a Koenigsegg…”