Hey, remember us? Yes, life gets in the way, AUSmotive keeps us busy, but we still love the NÃ¼rburgring very much. This video of desirable cars being flogged on one of the world’s greatest strips of tarmac is sure to remind you why this is the case.
Just days before the LaFerrari has its global media launch a rumour has emerged that a LaFerrari XX prototype has lapped the NÃ¼rburgring in 6 minutes 35 seconds. In case you were wondering, that’s a bloody quick lap time. There’s still a way to go, but we’re getting ever closer to Stefan Bellof’s 6:11 benchmark. […]
During the 2012 NÃ¼rburgring 24 hour race the “Ferrari” P4/5 Competizione claimed to have set a world record lap for a Ferrari powered vehicle around the Nordschleife. The time given is a mighty impressive 6 minutes 51 seconds. That makes it seven seconds faster than the Ferrari 599XX. But that wasn’t the only drama to […]
The Bathurst 12 Hour race is the closest thing we have to the NÃ¼rburgring 24 hour here in Australia. So much so that Black Falcon and Phoenix Racing are currently down under enjoying our inclement weather. Dominik Farnbacher and Allan Simonsen are also here racing a Ferrari 458 GT3. Indeed, during the opening stages of […]
Dominik Farnbacher at the wheel of the #2 Ferrari 458 Italia has claimed pole position for the 2011 NÃ¼rburgring 24 hour race. Farnbacher posted the time on Thursday in the first quali session. He managed a clear lap and capitalised on tyre choice to eventually qualify ahead of the #30 Mamerow/ROWE Racing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG […]
James Glickenhaus, wealthy American businessman, is not content with his own custom built Ferrari creation, the P4/5 by Pininfarina, so he’s making a racing version. Not just that, his new privately funded creation is designed to tackle the NÃ¼rburgring 24 hour race in June. The P4/5 Competizione, based on a Ferrari F430 Scuderia, has been […]
So, Ferrari say their 599XX was the first “production-derived” sportscar to break the 7 minute barrier around the 20.832km NÃ¼rburgring Nordschleife. But, what does that term “production-derived” actually mean? Who cares if the car is based off the 599 GTB Fiorano, the 599XX cannot be driven on public roads and it comes delivered with racing […]