Watch: The very quick and rare McLaren P1 LM sets new Nurburgring lap record

In the last laps during the tests carried out at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the XP1LM clocked in the fastest lap in 6.43.2.

By: | Published: May 29, 2017 6:35 PM

First launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, McLaren P1 LM was the fastest road car to take on the Goodwood Hill. Only five of P1 LMs have been built in the past 11 months, and the identical prototype XP1LM road car has been testing.

In the last laps during the tests carried out at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the XP1LM clocked in the fastest lap in 6.43.2. After setting this new lap record, the car then drove directly from Nurburgring back home to the UK.

The project comes as a latest collaboration between Lanzante and Kenny Brack. Kenny Brack is known for his 1999 Indianapolis 500 win, 1998 Indy racing win, 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 LMs are sold, and will be used in the USA, Japan, UAE and the UK.

The P1 LM gets an engine with increased capacity from 3798cc to 3994cc. It now gets additional boost and hybrid power producing 1000 bhp and 1050 Nm torque. The top speed is limited at 345 kmph. The advanced aerodynamics and styling of the McLaren P1 GTR are largely carried over to the P1 LM but with increased aero from a modified rear wing, and larger front splitter and dive planes.