Archive for the ‘Manufacturer testing’ Category

Huzzah, Nordschleife speed limits to be lifted!

Good news for Nürburgring fans, the speed limits imposed on the Nordschleife back in June are set to be lifted. Of course, there’s a catch. The first being the limits, currently affecting all on-track activities, won’t be removed until 2016. The second being the track will undergo a series of modifications in order to increase […]

Nürburgring goes off the record

The fallout from the tragic accident at the Nürburgring in the VLN1 race back in March has continued with the track’s owners, capricorn Nürburgring GmbH, deciding to extend the speed limits initially introduced for motorsport only to all Nordschleife track activites. That means all Touristenfahrten days will have speed limits. All private track days will […]

Holden VF SSV ute claims Nürburgring record

When we first saw pics of the Holden VF ute circulating at the Nürbugring we sensed it was little more than a marketing gimmick. And it looks as though we were right. With the VF SSV Redline ute Holden is claiming the title of the world’s fastest utlility vehicle at the Ring, a title which, […]

Holden VF Commodure ute on the Nordschleife

While we welcome the news that Mal Rose will be making his way to the Nürburgring again for the 24 hour race next month we’re a little sad that he won’t have his V8 Commodore in circulation. That means fans of Aussie V8s will have to make do with this spy shot of the new […]

Hyundai building Nürburgring test center

Hyundai brings a positive sign for the longer term future of the Nordschleife with word they are building their own Nürburgring test center. Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, says the goal is to improve the overall reliability and driving dynamics of their vehicles. “The new Hyundai test centre at […]

Nürburgring industry pool comes alive

With concerns over the future of the Industry Pool at the Nürburgring settled last year, it’s great to see an assortment of exotic machinery circulating in the name of ongoing development. Thanks to Bridge to Gantry you can enjoy a selection of six cylinder engines as well as an appearance from a V8, a V10 […]

McLaren MP4-12C crashes out during industry pool

Word on the street, via Bridge to Gantry, says the McLaren MP4-12C had a bit of an off at the end of an industry pool testing day last week. Apparently the 12C went out at the end of the session, with the track to itself and a TV crew in chopper chasing overhead, indicating a […]