The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the greatest cars to ever grace tarmac in action. The noise, the drama, even the smell of high octane action draws crowds from all over the world. Racing up that famous hill is a good means for a manufacturer to show off a bit, and needless to say, things get a bit competitive. Record have been set over the years for the fastest car in various categories, but last weekend saw a new king crowned for “fastest road car” up the famed hill. This is the McLaren P1 LM.
The McLaren P1 LM is what you get if you take the track based P1 GTR and give it to a company called Lanzante. They then set about modifying the GTR, with collaboration from McLaren, into a road legal specification. The new result is 986bhp from a 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, a race developed chassis, track designed aerodynamics, and 60kg less weight than the already light P1.
This McLaren P1 LM charged up the Goodwood hill in just 47.07 seconds. To put that into perspective, the next fastest car in this class was 2.2 seconds slower. That is mighty impressive! But then is it a surprise that the winners of the 1995 Le Mans 24 hours can build a good car?
Lanzante have not published a price for the conversion, but the McLaren GTR donor car would set you back £1.98 Million to begin with. Even if you had the money, McLaren don’t have any more to sell you.
Check out the video of this historic run.