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Photo: ultimatecarpage

The McLaren P1 is already an incredible supercar, or hypercar actually. With its 903hp hybrid powerplant it was considered to be one of the fastest track cars on the planet. But then McLaren upped the ante with the P1 GTR that jumped horsepower figures up close to the 1,000 mark. There was only one problem with the P1 GTR in my opinion, it was a track only car. As a matter of fact it’s considered illegal to drive it on public roads.

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Photo: guideautoweb

A company called Lanzante stepped into produce what they are calling the P1 LM and the easiest way to describe it is that its a street legal version of the hardcore GTR. That means that you have 986hp on tap thanks to the help of electric motors. We already know the P1 LM means some serious business because it set the fastest production lap time at this years Goodwood Festival of Speed. Well there have been rumors circulating that Lanzante plans to take the LM out to the Nurburgring and attempt to dethrone the Porsche 918 Spyder that currently hold the top spot with 6 minutes 57 seconds.

Photo: guideautoweb
Photo: guideautoweb

McLaren did test the P1 at the ring, but they never posted what the lap times ended up being. We cant imagine even the stock P1 was that far off the record set by the Porsche since the P1 is slightly more track focused than the 918. So we have every reason to believe that if the guys at Lanzante really wanna push the P1 LM to the limits it should have no problems destroying the time set by the Porsche. The attempt at the record would technically not be sanctioned by McLaren as a company where it would be the UK based tuning firm, Lanzante, that would be running the test. That means they don’t have the ability to go in and shut down the track for days at a time to set the record like Porsche did with the 918.

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Photo: ibtimes

Considering that there will only be six examples of the incredible P1 LM made, Lanzante is a little hesitant to push the car to its limits in fear of doing what they call “a Koenigsegg”. By that of course they’re referring to when one of the Koenigsegg One:1 smashed into a wall on its attempt at the record.

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