Quick deals in the Green Hell

Last year the German television program die story broadcast a 45-minute documentary about the ongoing issues facing Nürburgring GmbH and the possible ramifications for the local businesses in Nürburg and surrounds. The key people featured in the story are Uschi Schmitz, hotelier and long-time Nürburg resident—yes, she’s Sabine’s mum, too—and Kai Richter (pictured above left), […]

Caparo T1 says, “Get out of my way!!!”

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Evo magazine has shared with the world this brief video of a Caparo T1 lapping the Nürburgring. Its closing speed on all the slower cars is mind boggling. Sadly, the clip is edited footage and doesn’t show a complete lap. However, you still get a great feeling of just what happens when you grant 575hp […]

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. […]

Another look from inside the BMW Z4 GT3

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Here is another lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife filmed from inside the BMW Z4 GT3. Richard Göransson is once again behind the wheel and the sensation of speed from this footage is sensational. Take the jump below and enjoy!

Nordschleife Touristenfahrten footage from 1977

Here is a great old clip of some Touristenfahrten footage filmed in 1977. The action was captured at the notorious Adenauer Forst section, which is known for inexperienced driver carrying too much speed into the tight left hander. Thirty-three years on people still make the same rookie mistake over and over again! It’s interesting to […]

Walter Röhrl drives new Porsche 911 GT3, but…

…not at the Nürburgring. Details of the the new 997.5 Porsche 911 GT3 were released the other day (see AUSmotive for more), and now a promotional video of the car in action has surfaced. As with other similar videos Porsche’s most famous test driver Walter Röhrl is at the wheel. However, perhaps crucially, the footage […]