The McLaren P1 LM is the fastest road-legal vehicle ever to sprint up Goodwood's 1.16-mile (1.86-kilometer) hillclimb. Driver Kenny Bräck sped the incredibly rare hyper car over the course in a mere 47.07 seconds, and it was the second-fastest car during this year’s Supercar Shootout. The McLaren was up against some tough competition, too. A race-prepped Toyota Tundra took third place at 50.44 seconds, and a McLaren-Chevrolet M8F Can-Am racer was fourth at 51.34 seconds.
When Bräck sets off, you can see a plume of heat rising from the hyper car. The LM is extremely quick, but the machine looks like quite a handful. Bräck seems like he can barely keep the monster under control during the run. Watching it skitter around the narrow course is thrilling.
The LM transforms the generally track-only P1 GTR into a street-legal hyper car. They retain the 986 horsepower total output from the 3.8-liter biturbo V8 and hybrid powertrain. However, weight falls by 132 pounds (60kg) by removing some of the racing components. Driver comfort also improves by fitting an air conditioning system. Lanzante built one for a client, and the company received permission from McLaren to create five more.
The quickest car in the shootout this year came from highly modified Subaru Impreza. After watching Bräck's run, check out the winner in Motor1's roundup of Goodwood videos.
Source: Goodwood Festival of Speed