McLaren has seen the final development objective for the now-sold-out McLaren P1 achieved: a sub-seven minute lap time of the Nürburgring circuit!
McLaren says P1 has been developed with one clear goal: to be the best driver's car on both road and track.
20.8km driven at an average speed in excess of 178km/h sounds easy, until you add in more than 150 corners, 300 metres of elevation changes and cornering forces of up to 2g.
Commenting on the sub-seven achievement, McLaren Formula 1 driver and 2009 World Champion Jenson Button said: "The fact that the McLaren P1 has posted a sub-seven-minute lap at the Nürburgring is unbelievably impressive.
"I've been an F1 driver for 14 years, and I've driven more than 240 Grands Prix and, although I've never raced an F1 car on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit - because the last time the German Grand Prix was held there was before I was born - I know exactly how challenging, and daunting, a racetrack it is.
"Over the past dozen-or-so years I've owned a lot of ultra-high-performance road cars. I've driven the McLaren P1 on a number of occasions, including up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it was sensational, and I think it's a truly superb machine, unbelievably refined yet unbelievably quick.
"But, as I say, for it to have recorded a sub-seven minute lap time around the Nürburgring is the icing on the cake: proof positive, backed by hard data, on the greatest racetrack of them all, that McLaren has created a genuine game-changer."