An Australian view on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Archive for the ‘Nurburgring news’ Category

Golf GTI Clubsport S claims FWD record

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 Posted in Lap times, Video, Volkswagen | 2 Comments »

Volkswagen has claimed the unofficial front-wheel drive record with its limited edition Golf GTI Clubsport S. It's a shame this video is so dodgy, but that's all we've got for now. The lap time claimed is 7 minutes 49.21 seconds, ...

Huzzah, Nordschleife speed limits to be lifted!

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 Posted in 24 hour race, Manufacturer testing, Motorsports, Nurburgring news, Touristenfahrten | No Comments »

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 ...

Nürburgring goes off the record

Sunday, June 21st, 2015 Posted in Lap times, Manufacturer testing, Nurburgring news, Save the Ring, Touristenfahrten | 2 Comments »

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 ...

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV breaks 7 minutes

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 Posted in Lamborghini, Lap times, Track guides, Video | No Comments »

Lamborghini has shown with its outrageous Aventador LP 750-4 SV that you don't need a tricked up über hybrid to break seven minutes at the Ring. You just need a 750hp normally aspirated 6.5 litre V12. Some pointers to note, the ...

VIDEO: Playstation GT6 v VLN racecar

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 Posted in Motorsports, Nurburgring news, Toyota, Video | No Comments »

Ever wondered how close the virtual world of the Nürburgring on Playstation GT6 is to the real world? Thanks to Dale from Bridge to Gantry we can show you a driver's eye view answer to that question. And it's pretty damn ...

VIDEO: Honda Civic Type R claims FWD record

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 Posted in Honda, Lap times, Video | No Comments »

The Honda Civic Type R has broken Renault's strangehold on the unofficial lap record for a front-wheel drive car around the Nürburgring. This video shows a development Type R lapping the Ring in 7 minutes 50.63 seconds. Interestingly, the claim was ...

Nürburgring “saved” by Russian billionaire

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 Posted in Nurburgring news, Save the Ring | No Comments »

Viktor Kharitonin is a name you may not have heard of before. He's a Russian business tycoon with connections to Roman Abramovich and has made his cash in pharmaceuticals, among other things. According to recent reports Kharitonin has stepped in to ...