McLaren MP4-12C at the Nurburgring

It's finally happened. The good people at McLaren have taken their latest wonder child, the MP4-12C, out for a bit of abuse around the Nürburgring to see how the supercar would perform on one of the world's greatest road courses. With Horst von Saurma-Jeltsch, Editor In Chief of Sport Auto, behind the wheel, the Mclaren MP4-12C was able to clip around the 'Ring in seven minutes and 28 seconds. That puts the carbon-fiber creation just ahead of vehicles like the Porsche 911 GT3 and Pagani Zonda F and four seconds behind metal like the Gumpert Apollo Sport.

Unfortunately, the video after the jump isn't an uncut clip of the MP4-12C doing the deed. Instead, we're treated to a quick synopsis of the vehicle's development as well as a brief dissertation on what makes the Nürburgring so special to manufacturers and fans alike. Hopefully, the full-length footage will show up soon. Hit the jump to check it out for yourself.