With Le Man driver Andy Wallace behind the wheel of an F1 and the instruction to “go fast,” he ripped down Volkswagen’s 5.4-mile straight at Ehra-Lessien proving grounds. After a few tries and some white knuckles, he managed to hit a speed of 391 kmh. After averaging out the top speed of multiple runs, McLaren recorded an average top speed of 240.1 mph. This top speed would make it the fastest production car of its time and cement the model in automotive history.
McLaren has just uploaded a video that shows just how this record was set, with commentary from Wallace himself. Check it out by clicking play below.
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