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McLaren P1 breaks Nurburgring lap record with 6:47 – rumour (video)

McLaren has done it, apparently. The new Nurburgring production car lap record may have just been broken by the mighty McLaren P1 hypercar with a time of 6:47.

McLaren P1-Nurburgring

According to rumours which stem from details of a YouTube video, the McLaren P1 has just set a cracking time of 6:47 around the famous Nurburgring in Germany. If the details are correct, it would make the P1 the quickest production car to ever lap the circuit.

Porsche’s new 918 Spyder only recently set the pace with a time of 6:57, which was/is the quickest proper production car record. Although the Radical SR8 LM has been around the track in a blistering 6:48, it’s not considered a proper road-going production vehicle.

McLaren has not confirmed the time at this stage, if the time is legit that is, however, the company has previously said the P1 will be the “fastest car in the world”. The company will be determined to post a very quick time indeed.

Using a complex twin-turbo V8 hybrid powertrain, the P1 produces a combined output of 674kW. As revealed earlier today, it’s able to cover 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds, 0-200km/h in 6.8 seconds, and a quarter mile in 9.8 seconds. In other words, it certainly has the ability to break records.

Click play below to see the car out on track in attack mode. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any official word that we hear.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.