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Renault Sport prepares to fight back

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 Posted in Lap times, Renault | No Comments »

In early March a new "record" for the fastest front-wheel drive around the Nordschleife was set when the Seat Leon Cupra 280 set a 7:58 lap time. That bettered the longstanding mark set by Renault with the Megane RS 265. It ...

Seat Leon Cupra 280 first sub-8 min production FWD

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 Posted in Lap times, Seat | 2 Comments »

The Seat Leon Cupra 280 has set a new Nürburgring benchmark for a front-wheel drive production car. The official announcement is being saved for the Geneva Motor Show, but Top Gear has the scoop for now. As you can see the ...

Is the McLaren P1 the new Ring-daddy after all?

Monday, January 20th, 2014 Posted in Lap times, McLaren | No Comments »

If you've been following our coverage of the McLaren P1 and its mystery Nürburgring lap time over at AUSmotive you'll probably be over it just like we were. And yet, thanks to Steve Sutcliffe's review of the P1 for Autocar an ...

This Porsche handles like a tractor!

Saturday, January 18th, 2014 Posted in Lap times, Porsche, Video, Walter Rohrl | No Comments »

This video is old, but we're not sure how me missed it. Back in 2012 Auto Bild helped to coordinate the restoration of this Porsche Junior, the company's modest 14hp tractor originally built between 1952 and 1963. The finished product was ...

2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo laps Ring in 7:08

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 Posted in Lap times, Nissan, Track guides, Video | No Comments »

Nissan racing driver Michael Krumm joins us on this video to talk us through his very impressive lap of the Nordschleife in the 2014 GT-R Nismo. We first got wind of a likely new lap record for the GT-R last ...

Alfa Romeo 4C laps Ring in 8:04

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 Posted in Alfa Romeo, Lap times, Track guides, Video | 3 Comments »

Alfa Romeo is the latest manufacturer to start boasting about Nürburgring lap times. This video shows the sexy 4C lapping the Nordschleife in 8 minutes 4 seconds. Horst von Saurma was the man at the wheel and Alfa Romeo is claiming ...

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 laps Ring in 7:37

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 Posted in GM, Lap times, Track guides, Video | 1 Comment »

The Americans are again keen to prove they have discovered corners by continuing to test their automotive products at the Nürburgring. And it turns out they're getting quite good at making cars handle well, as this video from Chevrolet shows. The ...