Porsche’s 918 Spyder redefined what fast means for a road car at the Nurburgring last month. Continue Reading...
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The driver behind the wheel of the record-setting Nurburgring run with the Porsche 918 Spyder claims that the vehicle can go even faster on the world famous track. Continue Reading...
The new champion of the Nurburgring is the Porsche 918 Spyder, setting a new fastest lap time on the Green Hell and laying claim to being the first production car to run a sub-seven minute lap. Continue Reading...
McLaren continues to have it sights set on a new Nurburgring lap record, with rumors swirling that it could be targeting a lap time as low as 6:30. Continue Reading...
After reports revealed that the Nürburgring is broke, F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone made it clear that he still wants to race at the track, and now it seems like he may buy the track outright. Continue Reading...
The folks over at PistonHeads.com headed to Silverstone to catch up with Kazutoshi Mizuno, otherwise known as the father of the GT-R. Mizuno spent some time detailing the improvements the 2012 Nissan GT-R (2013 U.S.-spec model) sports, and how he anticipates it to be a very noticeable difference to the car’s performance. For 2012, the… Continue Reading...
Just a week after Lexus confirmed its LFA Nurburgring Edition had set a new lap record on the Green Hell, Dodge has one-upped the Japanese automaker. With a 7:12 time, the now out of production ACR’s time is a solid two seconds ahead of the $400,000 LFA supercar. With a 32-hp advantage on the LFA,… Continue Reading...
A slap in the face to internet bench racers everywhere, Lexus has confirmed its 7:14.64 Nurburgring lap time. Whether or not this is the new production car record is up for some debate, but the LFA is certainly one of the leaders with the only other cars to post quicker times being obscure models like… Continue Reading...
Toyota seems to be getting more and more serious about electric vehicles. Recently it announced that it will start producing an electric version of the Rav4 in Canada, and now comes news that it wants to conquer the Nurburgring electric car lap record. Currently this record belongs to Peugeot and its EX1 prototype vehicle. It… Continue Reading...
As a way to keep the Viper name in the spotlight until the next model arrives, Dodge is spending the summer hunting down as many track records as possible with its now-retired halo performance car. Called the Viper Record Tour ’11, Dodge has already taken its hard-core ACR street-legal track machine to New Jersey Motorsports… Continue Reading...
Reports of the BMW M5’s record-setting Nurburgring lap time are just starting to circulate now, well after we first covered the story last week. The source for the 7:55 run didn’t come from BMW, however, nor did it come from testing done by the automotive media, but from a website FastestLaps.com, raising some doubt as… Continue Reading...
After having set a near-record time on the Nurburgring in the updated Corvette ZR1, Chevy has just released a second film documenting the improvements made to the Z06. Driven once again by Corvette engineer Jim Mero, the 2012 Z06 equipped with the Z07 chassis package manages a 7:22.68 lap time an astonishing 20 seconds faster… Continue Reading...
Pagani has just released a complete video documenting the Zonda R’s outrageously fast 6:47 Nürburgring lap time. Set several weeks ago, that time tops the Ferrari 599XX’s best of 6:58 in the somewhat irrelevant category of production-based cars. What that means is, while the Zonda R might have a production chassis underneath it, it’s definitely… Continue Reading...
Pagani has once again proven that its cars can go as fast as they look, setting a new production-based car Nürburgring record of 6:47. This bests the recent record set by the Ferrari 599XX of 6:58. The Zonda R’s new time also bests all times posted by street-legal cars, including the fastest street-legal “production car,”… Continue Reading...
Proving that it’s not just horsepower that makes a fast car fast, Subaru has just announced that the all-new 2011 WRX STI has completed a 7:55 lap time about the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife. Now Subaru isn’t about to get itself entangled in a contest with other automakers, simply stating that the 7:55 lap time is… Continue Reading...
Porsche has just released the first official photo of the hardest-core GT2 RS, announcing that this super sports car can lap the Nürburgring in just 7 minutes, 18 seconds – 4 seconds ahead of the current production car leader, the Viper ACR. Porsche has achieved this monumental feat thanks to the addition of 90-hp and… Continue Reading...
Ferrari has just announced that it can now lay claim to a record lap at Germany’s famed Nürburgring Nordschleife, being the first “production-derived sports car” to ever run a sub 7-minute lap. The 599-based supercar lapped the Green Hell in just 6 minutes and 58.16 seconds – but there’s a catch. That’s right, the 599XX… Continue Reading...
Late last week we reported that the Radical SR8LM had once again demolished the Nürburgring lap record, running the ring in an amazing 6:48. For the record, that’s almost 40 seconds faster than the Nissan GT-R. Thankfully the blokes at Radical videotaped the whole thing so now we can ride along on this record-setting drive…. Continue Reading...
Forget the Nissan GT-R, the Corvette ZR1 and the Dodge Viper ACR, the big boys are now battling it out at the Nürburgring. Just yesterday we reported that the Gumpert Apollo Speed has set a new track record of 7:11.57, beating the Dodge Viper ACR’s time of 7:22. Technically speaking, however, the Radical SR8, driven… Continue Reading...
German supercar builder Gumpert has just set a new Nürburgring lap record for street-legal production cars with its Apollo Speed model. The car was driven by Florian Gruber to a time of 7:11.57, demolishing the current record of 7:22.1 set by the Dodge Viper ACR. German car magazine Sport-Auto was there to witness the record… Continue Reading...
Porsche has announced that its new and improved GT3 ran an impressive 7:40 second lap around the Nürburgring. A company spokesman also didn’t miss out on the opportunity to reiterate Porsche’s stance that Nissan fudged the GT-R’s lap times. Andreas Preuninger, the head of High Performance Cars at Porsche, said that the time was technically… Continue Reading...
It looks like the Nüburgring contest is about to start heating up again. According to an interview with Nissan’s Chief Test Driver Toshio Suzuki on GTRblog.com, the Japnese automaker intends to head back to the Green Hell in search of better times. The tests of both the 2009 GT-R and GT-R SpecV will take place… Continue Reading...