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2015 McLaren P1 Laguna Lap - 1:30.71

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 6/5/2015
2015 Mclaren P1© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mclaren P1

Driver : Randy Pobst

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We said : Then, with a flurry of downshifts, the P1 thunders up to 11. Tires squeal as Pobst comes around. The car starts to slide, and you can see Pobst fighting the wheel. He gets it centered and storms over the straight. The engine revs flare up as the P1 goes over the hill -- wheelspin. It happens on the next lap. And again.

With just 3.8 pounds per hp, the P1 falls into superbike acceleration territory, but with its cleaner aerodynamic profile and four contact patches, it's faster and has more grip. So fast, in fact, that it's the quickest production car we've tested -- I did the quarter mile in 9.8 seconds at 148.9 mph in a development car last year.

The hot-shoe's take : "[The McLaren P1] was thrilling and satisfying and, yes, made me want even more," Randy Pobst said. "The P1 felt more like a race car than the 918, which was more super street car. The 918 was more civilized on track and in appearance. The P1 is the wild child."

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