McLarens and speed bumps don’t advance

Last Updated: November 30, 2018By Tags: , , , , , , ,

Supercars and speed bumps can’t be friends, that is clear. However, this doesn’t make owners stop catching some air every once in a while. Almost everytime this happens accidentally when the driver doesn’t see  speed hump that is coming. The photo of this McLaren P1 LM posted on Reddit suggests that the photographer saw this coming. If you closely look at the picture, you can see a tiny plume, part of really expensive dust from the contact of front spoiler with the speed bump in this photo.

To answer the most pertinent question: A standard McLaren P1 has a ground clearance of 4.7 inches at the front axle and 5.5 inches at the rear axle, but in race mode it can drop down to 2.6 inches at both axles, which will clear most loose coins or insects on the ground (but not all). The McLaren P1 LM does not have this lowering system — Lanzante Motorsport ditched it along with some other items from the P1 GTR model on which it’s based to save some weight — so it rides at a fixed height. But it doesn’t appear that the LM could actually clear the speed hump if it wanted to; it might even high-center on it if it weren’t hopping over it, which could lead to a most cringe-worthy crunch whose sound we’re trying hard to keep out of our heads.

The LM can lap the Nurburgring in 6 minutes, 43 seconds, but it’s not too comfortable in parking lots or underground garages

It has 986 hp, from a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and electric motors. Just six examples of the LM have been built and five sold to the world, making it the rarest of the P1 models. The P1 LM is the road-legal version of the P1 GTR, developed by Lanzante Motorsport with tweaked aerodynamics that result in a 40 percent increase in downforce over the P1 GTR which doesn’t help in this situation.



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