Archive for the ‘Nurburgring news’ Category

Range Rover Sport SVR claims 8:14 lap time

8 minutes 14 seconds. That’s how fast that Range Rover Sport SVR above was able to lap the 20.832km of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. That’s pretty quick for a truck. Actually, it’s pretty bloody quick for any vehicle. According to the unofficial list for unofficial production car lap times the Sport SVR has split the Mercedes-Benz […]

Renault Megane RS 275 sets new FWD record

Ever since the Seat Leon Cupra 280 knocked off the Megane RS 265 as the fastest production-based front-wheel drive car around the Nordschleife it was only a matter of time until Renault fought back. And now that time has come, with thanks to the Megane RS 275 Trophy R. A distinction needs to be made […]

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

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 a way to go, but we’re getting ever closer to Stefan Bellof’s 6:11 benchmark. […]

Renault Sport prepares to fight back

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 would appear Renault is not going to take Seat’s effort lying down and has […]

Ingolf Deubel sentenced to jail

Ingolf Deubel, one of the men inextricably linked to the collapse of Nürburgring GmbH, was handed a three-and-a-half-year jail term by the Koblenz county court yesterday. Previously a finance minister for the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Deubel was convicted on 14 counts by Judge Winfried Hetger. Deubel was found to have deliberately misled parliament after he sanctioned […]

Capricorn Nürburgring to takeover on 1 January 2015

The Nürburgring has been sold. But not to the American investment firm HIG Capital as first thought, but rather the German-based capricorn group. With a background in motorsport it appears fans can rest easy that the Nürburgring is in capable and willing hands. “The buyer will take over and continue to run the business operations […]

Nürburgring buyer to be announced today!

In the next few hours it’s expected the successful bidder for the purchase of the Nürburgring will be announced at a specially convened press conference. And that buyer is tipped to be the American investment group HIG Capital. What does this mean for the future of the Ring and, most importantly, the future of the […]