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Old 06-01-2017, 03:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
The NIO EP9 lap time was 6:45.9, and the McClaren P1 did it in 6:43.2 - 2.7 seconds quicker.

Street-Legal McLaren P1 LM Shatters Nurburgring Record With 6:43.2 Lap
But that's the point. The McLaren is street legal, but not a production spec car.
It has an oversized wing to boot...(!)

If it only needs to be street legal it won't stand a chance against this:
The Worlds only street legal F1 car.
Makes whatever time it set rather irrelevant.

So there you have it. Take a production car, do only mods that do not change its performance (safety mods like roll cage and fire extinguisher etc) only then does the lap time say something.
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