McLaren P1 Laps Top Gear Track: McLaren Chief Test Driver Plays The Stig

The adjacent video, which shows McLaren P1 lapping the Top Gear test track in the hands of Chris Goodwin, McLaren chief test driver, may look all dramatic, but we’re pretty sure that Chris’ perspective was a bit different.
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A well-known British racing driver, Goodwin put McLaren’s hybrid hypercar through its paces. As you know, Top Gear’s take on the Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey brings plenty of occasion for the entire driving menu. Playing on the edge of grip, oversteer, hooning, they’re all here and Goodwin does not miss any.

You can tell he’s pushing the P1 hard by simply listening to the voice of the car. Still, the man must’ve been pretty amused by the experience. How else can you feel about having to track a hypercar whose development relied on your feedback?

Going past the fun, we would all like to know the laptime of the McLaren P1. Stig hasn’t had the chance to set one yet, so this is pretty big news. The info is not available yet, but the P1 is expected to steal the Pagani Huayra’s crown as the fastest street-legal car around Dunsfold. By the way, some say Chris Goodwin is the new Stig...

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