Did McLaren's P1 Hypercar Pull A 6:30 N??rburgring Lap Time? Photo:

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Mike Stevens | Jan, 22 2014 | 6 Comments

Late last year, McLaren released footage of its powerful new P1 hypercar turning a lap of the famed Nürburgring course in - to quote the company line - "considerably less than seven minutes".

The legendary carmaker has still yet to confirm an exact time, but with Porsche's mighty 918 Spyder handing in a heroic 6m57s run, fans and rivals are understandably eager to know just what the P1 managed.

Rumours online have pointed to a 6m47s time, but according to the UK's Autocar, the truth might actually be in the vicinity of six minutes and thirty seconds. Not bang-on, but near enough to claim a comfortable record.

What is the magazine's source? No names were named, but it claims a McLaren insider promised a time "a fair bit quicker" than the 6m47s rumour, reportedly "six minutes 30 something".

For now, the 6m57s time of Porsche's exotic 918 - and the 6m55s/6m48s times of the barely street-legal Radical SR8 and SR8 LM cars - remains the time to beat.

Officially, at least. And Ferrari's LaFerrari might like a crack at the record, too.

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