McLaren P1 LM sets Hillclimb record !
During the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the McLaren P1 LM sets Hillclimb record ! In case you didn’t know, McLaren has revealed the brand new McLaren P1 LM, which is a road-legal beast based on the McLaren P1 GTR, but apparently slightly faster. It features many « carbon fiber » parts, and the road-legal conversion is done by Lanzante.
Race driver Kenny Brack was behind the wheel when the McLaren P1 LM sets Hillclimb record. Most drivers / manufacturers don’t necessarily try to go for the record during the FoS Hillclimb: they’re usually there for the show, to please the crowds and do burnouts & let the public hear the impressive & most beautiful sounds on Earth. And believe me, I know because I was there that year (and it was awesome). However, sometimes, they want to make a statement. And I’m fairly certain they kind of did with this one!
With a lot of determination, the hybrid-990-bhp monster managed to do the Hillclimb run in 47,07 seconds, which sets a new record for fastest production-road-legal car to go up the hill in the hirstory of the FoS. This is super impressive, and way faster than any other road-legal car. Watch the amazing video by the official Goodwood YouTube channel:
This time was later on beat by another race car, on the last run of the day. Obviously, it’s not faster than other race cars or say an F1 car. But thing is: the P1 GTR (the base) isn’t necessarily road-legal by design. However, it is obviously possible to make these track-cars road-legal. Hence my questioning: I’m wondering if that record would hold if they made « road-legal » versions of existing race cars, like say, the Vulcan or the FXX-K or things like that, and make them go up the Goodwood Hill… who knows…