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2017-05-29 10:11

THE MOST HARDCORE P1: McLaren's P1 LM, already the fastest car to drive up the Goodwood hill, is now the fastest production car to lap the Nürburgring. Image: YouTube

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One of our favourite European videographers is '19Bozzy92', in this clip he's captured a flurry of McLaren P1 GTRs reaching around 300km/h at the Monza race track.

Nürburg - In June 2016, the P1 LM was launched at Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it became the fastest road car to tackle the Goodwood Hill.

Over the past year, as the five P1 LM production cars have been built, the identical prototype XP1LM road car has been testing. During the final phases at Nurburgring Nordschleife, XP1LM achieved a fastest lap of 6 minutes 43.2 seconds.

Intended to be quickest, rarest and last of the P1 variants

After setting this new lap record, the car then drove directly from Nurburgring back home to the UK.

This project is the latest collaboration between Lanzante and Kenny Brack. Kenny Brack is known for his 1999 Indianapolis 500 win, 1998 Indy racing champion, and recent gold medal at the 2009 rally-x during the x-games.

Lanzante first became globally synonymous with the McLaren name when it ran the semi-works Mclaren F1 GTR that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995.

The project also received support from McLaren, and Pirelli who made a specific size and compound road legal Trofeo tyre for the P1 LM.

The P1 LM road car is intended to be the quickest, rarest, and last of the P1 variants. All five P1 LM's are sold, and will be used in the USA, Japan, UAE and the UK.

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