Archive for the ‘Nurburgring news’ Category

Seat Leon Cupra 280 first sub-8 min production FWD

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 lap time is 7:58:44, which is pretty bloody quick, obviously. It also cuts almost […]

Ecclestone no longer in frame for Nürburgring sale

Liquidators for the Nürburgring hope to have the sale finalised by next month in time for the coming racing season and Bernie Ecclestone is no longer interested, according to German newspaper Rhein-Zeitung. Ecclestone confirmed his interest in buying the Ring last month but he is not among the list of final bidders. Submissions for the […]

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

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 unofficial ballpark time has emerged and breathed new life into the ongoing speculation. It’s […]

This Porsche handles like a tractor!

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 auctioned off for charity and to help promote the auction Auto Bild secured the […]

Bernie Ecclestone confirms Nürburgring bid

The sale of the Nürburgring hasn’t exactly gone to plan. Almost a year after it went on sale it still doesn’t have a buyer. But that could all be about to change after Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone confirmed he has made a bid for the track. “We made an offer and we now wait […]

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

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 month. It’s always good to have the proof to support the hype. As always, the […]

BMW Ring-Taxi gets unplanned crash test

A few days ago this was the site on the Nürburgring after the BMW Ring-Taxi bit the dust after some heavy impact just after the Karussell. We’ve not come across any reports of serious injury or an explanation of what happened in the moments leading up to the accident. Reports suggest the Ring-Taxi could have […]