It’s probably not the result most were expecting, given the McLaren’s formidable reputation for speed, but in German magazine Sport Auto’s Supertest, the MP4-12C has posted a Nurburgring Nordschleife lap time of 7mins 28secs.
This is behind the cheaper, and arguably more involving Porsche GT2 RS, which posted a 7:24 despite being slower to 100km/h, although the Porsche is lighter.
Given the way the MP4-12C tackled the Dunsfold Aerodrome in Top Gear’s review, many would have expected a faster ‘Ring time, especially in light of the Lexus LFA’s time posted a few weeks ago of 7:14.
What do you think? Is the McLaren’s Nordschleife time reasonable, or were you anticipating something better?
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