Ferrari 599XX v BMW Z4 GT3 v Porsche 956

So, Ferrari say their 599XX was the first “production-derived” sportscar to break the 7 minute barrier around the 20.832km Nürburgring Nordschleife. But, what does that term “production-derived” actually mean? Who cares if the car is based off the 599 GTB Fiorano, the 599XX cannot be driven on public roads and it comes delivered with racing […]

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. […]

Ferrari 599XX breaks 7 minute barrier

Ferrari has broken the 7 minute barrier around the Nordschleife with their limited 599XX hyper car. The time set was 6 minutes 58.16 seconds. At the wheel was long time Ferrari factory test driver Raffele De Simone. Ferrari claim this is a new lap record for production-derived sports cars. That’s a wink and a nod […]

Ferrari day on the Grand Prix track

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Ouch! This crash at a recent Ferrari day on the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit is enough to bring a tear to the eye. To cheer you up, check out the Australian LS1 forum, of all places, for some more pics of slightly less bent machinery. There’s some really nice shots…

Random manufacturer testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife

This is a pretty cool clip showing a bunch of random exotica being tested at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Car spotting at it’s finest! There’s too many models to mention but Porsche, Ferrari, Audi, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo and Mercedes-Benz cars are featured. Many of the cars are easily recognised, but there’s also a few reasonably […]

Bend it like Schumacher?

Since retiring from full time racing seven time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher has been keeping his toe in the water by taking on a testing and development role with Ferrari’s road car program. The Italian manufacturer recently hired the Nürburgring to test the Ferrari F430 Scuderia and Michael certainly kept his toe in it. […]