Land Rover has long pushed the limits of what an SUV can do in the wilderness, but its latest model is setting new levels of performance on a different sort of off-road excursion. Continue Reading...
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The Viper’s one-time Nurburgring lap record almost never happened. In fact, Dominick Farnbacher, who set the incredible 7:12 lap time, was never even supposed to drive the car. Continue Reading...
Renault announced today that it set a new record lapping the Nurburgring in a front-wheel drive car. Continue Reading...
With half the horsepower of the Porsche Panamera Turbo, the Alfa Romeo 4C can lap the treacherous Nurburgring in roughly the same time, posting a lap time of 8:04. Continue Reading...
Alfa Romeo just released new technical details from the 8:04 Nurburgring lap it announced the 4C sports car made late last month. Continue Reading...
American muscle cars: fast in a straight line, but they can’t turn. Continue Reading...
Alfa Romeo has announced that its 4C sports car has turned in an impressive 8:04 Nurburgring lap time, and it could still go faster. 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...
Not satisfied with their Nurburgring electric car record, the team at Toyota Motorsport GmbH set out to shave a few seconds off their 7:47.794 time and did so in significant fashion. Continue Reading...
The Nurburgring circuit is the measuring stick many look toward to test a vehicle’s capacity in a single lap. It’s a hell of a track that puts the most performance oriented cars and drivers through their paces better than any other, that’s why claiming a good time is such a great thing there. Cadillac is… Continue Reading...
If you’re a Nurburgring lap video junkie then today is your lucky day. After first announcing the new 2012 Camaro ZL1‘s incredible 7:41.27 time around the Green Hell, Chevy has now released a video of the stunning feat. The 580-hp supercharged V8 muscle car proves it can handle too, thanks in part to the Corvette… Continue Reading...
It’s more luxurious. It’s bigger. It’s more comfortable. So it’s obviously a watered-down 911… right? Wrong! Porsche‘s new 2012 911 Carrera S is faster, much faster, than the previous generation car, lapping the Nurburgring in a blistering 7:40 time, a solid 13 seconds ahead of it’s predecessor. OK, so that number’s a bit abstract, so… 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...
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...
With a BMW factory driver behind the wheel of BMW’s new M5, the luxury sedan has reportedly turned in a lap time of 7:55 around the famed Nurburgring. This makes it the world’s fastest sedan, ahead of Porsche‘s Panamera Turbo (7:56) and Cadillac‘s CTS-V (7:59), and puts it on par of other supercars such 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...
After Nissan announced last Fall that it had shaved over two seconds a lap off its Nurburgring lap time, video of the run has now found its way onto the net. The added power (530-hp in total), as well as numerous upgrades for the 2012 model allowed Nissan to shave 2.48 seconds off the previous… Continue Reading...
If you thought BMW had released all the details on its new 1 Series M Coupe last week, you’d be wrong. Marketing the car as a true enthusiast’s machine, almost all 1 M Coupe’s sold are certain to find their way onto a race track and so BMW has gone though the effort of testing… Continue Reading...
German automotive publication Sport Auto has finally gotten their hands on a new BMW M3 GTS, taking it to the Nürburgring to see how it stacks up as a serious sports car. For those not familiar with Sport Auto, they take almost every car to the Ring, where former race car driver turned magazine editor… 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...
The Pagani Zonda R’s new record setting Nurburgring lap time of 6:47 has been captured on video, although the clip is a little light on driving action. Clocking in at only 1:56, the montage is curious substitute for a real lap time video. We’d like to see an extended version of this clip, with all… 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...