Archive for the ‘Lap times’ Category

Porsche 918 Spyder breaks 7 minute barrier

Last week Porsche took a pair of production-spec 918 Spyders to the Nürburgring and created history. The 887hp/652kW petrol electric hybrid has just been officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show and Porsche used the occassion to announce the 918’s Nordschleife lap time. Factory racing driver Marc Lieb was at the wheel of a 918 […]

Rumour: McLaren P1 laps the Ring in 7:04

A couple of weeks ago a McLaren P1 was seen circulating around the Nordschleife with a film crew in tow. The interwebz is now suggesting the P1 lapped the Ring in a very fast 7 minutes 4 seconds. Of course, a 7:04 lap time is bloody quick, but it’s not the sub-7 minute time Ron […]

Mercedes SLS Electric Drive breaks 8 minute barrier

Mercedes has knocked off Audi at the Nürburgring once again. First, Mercedes took Audi’s crown at the Nürburgring 24 hour race, now the three-pointed star has set a new lap record for an electric-powered production vehicle around the Nordschleife. At the wheel of an SLS AMG Electric Drive Markus Hofbauer lapped the 20.832km north loop […]

A touristenfahrten lap to treasure

Colin Alton, take a bow. We’re not too sure of Colin’s background but he’s clearly a half decent steerer as this video posted to YouTube shows. And he’s obviously completed many laps around the Nürburgring. Behind the wheel of his Nissan GT-R Colin has posted a bridge-to-gantry lap time of 7 minute 30 seconds. The […]

BMW M135i laps Nürburgring in 8:18

The BMW M135i has been winning the hearts and minds of the world’s motoring press since its release. Now, German mag Sport Auto has used the 235kW/450Nm offered in the M135i to good effect by lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 8 minutes 18 seconds. It’s understood the car used by Sport Auto was fitted with […]

991 Porsche 911 Carrera S laps Ring in 7:37.9

Porsche has done something it doesn’t normally do; release onboard video to support a claimed Nürburgring lap time. In this instance it’s the 991 911 Carrera S and its 294kW 3.8 litre flat six lapping the Nordschleife in 7 minutes 37.9 seconds. Previously, Porsche had claimed the same car lapped the Ring in 7:40, so […]

Toyota TMG EV P002 laps Nordschleife in 7:22.329

This plucky little Toyota TMG EV P002 has knocked an astonishing 25 seconds from its own Nürburgring lap record. The new benchmark for electric powered vehicles now sits at a blindingly quick 7 minutes 22.329 seconds. Jochen Krumbach was at the wheel again for this new record and the TMG crew are just a little […]