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Supercar nirvana

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Posted in Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Caterham, Ferrari, Lotus, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Video | 1 Comment »

Hey, remember us? Yes, life gets in the way, AUSmotive keeps us busy, but we still love the Nürburgring very much. This video of desirable cars being flogged on one of the world's greatest strips of tarmac is sure to ...

Has the LaFerrari XX lapped the Ring in 6:35?

Friday, April 25th, 2014 Posted in Ferrari, Lap times | No Comments »

Just days before the LaFerrari has its global media launch a rumour has emerged that a LaFerrari XX prototype has lapped the Nürburgring in 6 minutes 35 seconds. In case you were wondering, that's a bloody quick lap time. There's still ...

2012 N24h: “Ferrari” P4/5 Competizione on fire

Friday, June 1st, 2012 Posted in 24 hour race, Ferrari | No Comments »

During the 2012 Nürburgring 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 ...

2012 Bathurst 12 Hour race

Sunday, February 26th, 2012 Posted in Audi, Australia, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Motorsports | No Comments »

The Bathurst 12 Hour race is the closest thing we have to the Nürburgring 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 ...

Farnbacher-Ferrari on pole for Nürburgring 24h

Saturday, June 25th, 2011 Posted in 24 hour race, Ferrari | No Comments »

Dominik Farnbacher at the wheel of the #2 Ferrari 458 Italia has claimed pole position for the 2011 Nürburgring 24 hour race. Farnbacher posted the time on Thursday in the first quali session. He managed a clear lap and capitalised ...

Ferrari P4/5 Competizione prepares for N24

Friday, May 13th, 2011 Posted in 24 hour race, Ferrari | No Comments »

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 Nürburgring 24 ...

Ferrari 599XX v BMW Z4 GT3 v Porsche 956

Sunday, April 25th, 2010 Posted in BMW, Ferrari, Lap times, Porsche, Video | 2 Comments »

So, Ferrari say their 599XX was the first "production-derived" sportscar to break the 7 minute barrier around the 20.832km Nürburgring Nordschleife. But, what does that term "production-derived" actually mean? Who cares if the car is based off the 599 GTB Fiorano, ...