Archive for the ‘Track guides’ Category

VIDEO: BMW M1 Procar around the Nürburgring

The BMW M1 is a special machine. Sure, by today’s standards its performance is somewhat pedestrian, but back in the 1970s, when the M1 was first released, it was the real deal. BMW even set up a one-make ‘M1 Procar’ series. The category supported Formula One races in Europe for the 1979 and 1980 seasons. […]

‘Ringmini’ Clubman Estate laps the Nordschleife

If you spend any time watching the goings on at the Nürburgring, especially during Touristenfahrten days, you’ll be familiar with the little blue ‘Ringmini’. It’s a 1971 Mini Clubman Estate that been fitted with the engine and transmission from a Honda Civic. In short, it’s bloody fast and its owner knows the Ring like the […]

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 claims bragging rights

Renault weren’t the only ones to be claiming bragging rights after the recent industry pool booking at the Ring. This time it’s Chevrolet who are laying claim to holding the fastest production car lap record on the Nordschleife. The time? 7 minutes 19 seconds; bloody fast! Only, Porsche reckon they’ve done a 7:18 in the […]

Hans Joachim-Stuck takes Scirocco R around Nordschleife

If you had the keys to a Scirocco R and free access to the Nürburgring, could it get any better? Well, yes it could, as a matter of fact. Imagine having Ring legend Hans Joachim-Stuck as your own personal tour guide. That’s exactly what happened to Autocar journo Steve Sutcliffe recently. Perhaps the only downside […]

VIDEO: Ferrari 599XX breaks 7 minute barrier

Below is a full onboard lap of the Ferrari 599XX setting its super fast lap time of 6 minute 58.16 seconds around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. As you can see a track map and inset footage of the driver can be seen throughout the entire lap. It’s pretty clean lap and it is very, very fast. […]

3D style vintage Nürburgring map

This old skool 3D style map gives a great appreciation of the elevation changes of the Nordschleife (and the Südschleife, too, see top right of frame). Its detailed painting and vibrant colours complement this other vintage map nicely. For a closer look, click on the image above to load a 1600px version. After the jump […]