Porsche wowed the automotive world last September when its said said the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar lapped the Nurburgring in six minutes and 57 seconds.
At the time, that lap crushed previous production car records. None of that matters if a rumor being perpetuated in a first drive review of the McLaren P1 proves to be true. U.K.-based AutoCar claims to have spoken with an “insider” who says the car can complete the Nordschleife circuit faster than the supposed six minute and 47 second time Internet gossip already suggests. The story says it can lap the oft-hyped track in somewhere around six minutes and 30 seconds.
McLaren hasn’t confirmed any of that and isn’t likely to any time soon. The company won’t even commit to the slower time.
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