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Range Rover Sport SVR claims 8:14 lap time

Friday, August 1st, 2014 Posted in Lap times, Range Rover | No Comments »

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 ...

Renault Megane RS 275 sets new FWD record

Monday, June 16th, 2014 Posted in Lap times, Renault, Video | No Comments »

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, ...

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

Friday, April 25th, 2014 Posted in Ferrari, Lap times | No Comments »

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 ...

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 ...

Ingolf Deubel sentenced to jail

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 Posted in Save the Ring | No Comments »

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 ...

Capricorn Nürburgring to takeover on 1 January 2015

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 Posted in Nurburgring news, Save the Ring | 2 Comments »

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 ...

Nürburgring buyer to be announced today!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 Posted in Nurburgring news, Save the Ring, Touristenfahrten | No Comments »

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 ...