McLaren P1 LM car breaks Goodwood Hillclimb record


One of the Goodwood Festival of Speed's major attractions is its renowned Hillclimb, a sprint up Lord March's driveway. It might not be as challenging as, say, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, but Goodwood's paved road nonetheless attracts some of the most awe-inspiring cars in the world...like the McLaren P1 LM that smashed the record this year.

This spiritual successor to McLaren's legendary F1 ignored the news about "Brexit" that was the talk of the day at Goodwood and, instead, finished the course in just 47.07 seconds with retired Swedish racing legend Kenny Bräck behind the wheel. The attempt looks hairy and brutish at first, but Bräck managed to smooth things out and dominate the course. 

Bräck took full advantage of the hypercar's 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, which sees the already impressive power output of the regular P1 upped 82 horsepower for a total of 986 rarin' (yet relatively refined) ponies. The P1 LM is the street-going version of the P1 GTR, and it derives its nomenclature from the firm that modifies it for road use—Lazante Motorsports. 

The P1 LM now officially holds the record for street legal cars attempting the Goodwood Hillclimb, which was previously set at 49.27 seconds in 2014 by a Nissan GT-R Time Attack piloted by Jann Mardenborough. 

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