McLaren P1 clocks sub 7 minute time on the famed Nurburgring [VIDEO]

The McLaren P1 has just achieved supercar halo, a sub 7 minute time on the famed Nurburgring racetrack in Germany.  The McLaren P1 averaged speeds over 111 mph to record such a time around the 13 mile circuit.  In addition the supercar tackled more than 150 corners, 300 meters of elevation changes and cornering forces of up to 2g.  Checkout the video of the McLaren P1 breaking the speed record with McLaren Formula 1 driver, and 2009 F1 World Champion, Jenson Button.

‘The fact that the McLaren P1™ has posted a sub-seven-minute lap at the Nürburgring is unbelievably impressive…. 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.” commented Jenson Button on the achievement.

 

Rush Featurette with Ron Howard [VIDEO]

There has just been a Rush Featurette released with Ron Howard discussing his latest film project. If you haven't heard about “Rush,” which is about F1 racing and the incredible 1976 Formula One season, than you must have been living under a rock.  Gearheads and racing enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating the movie's released.

The film is directed by Ron Howard, a Hollywood legend, and chronicles the intense rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt.  If the Rush Featurette is any indication the movie should have something for racing fans and even those who don't know what an F1 car looks like.

“Rush” is slated for release on September 20th, 2013 but you know how fickle Hollywood can be with release dates.  Let's just hope the movie's producers will release it in September.

Set against the golden age of Formula 1 racing, RUSH (directed by Academy Award winning Ron Howard A BEAUTIFUL MIND) portrays the fast-paced, action-packed and exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the sport has ever witnessed – James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth THOR) versus Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl INGLORIOUS BASTERDS) and their illustrious Formula 1 racing teams, McLaren versus Ferrari.