The Volkswagen Golf24 will make its 24 hour race debut at the NÃ¼rburgring this weekend. It has been created to celebrate the 35th birthday of the GTI. In some ways it’s an odd tributeâ€”with all-wheel drive and a 2.5 litre inline five cylinder engineâ€”it features a drivetrain never seen in a GTI before and one […]
This crazy looking electric powered Peugeot EX1, complete with 250kW, has set a new lap record on the NÃ¼rburgring Nordschleife for an electric powered car. It didn’t hang about, either, posting time of 9:01.338â€”oh so close to breaking the 9 minute barrier. StÃ©phane Caillet, from Peugeot’s Research & Development Centre, was the man behind the […]
Last year the German television program die story broadcast a 45-minute documentary about the ongoing issues facing NÃ¼rburgring GmbH and the possible ramifications for the local businesses in NÃ¼rburg and surrounds. The key people featured in the story are Uschi Schmitz, hotelier and long-time NÃ¼rburg residentâ€”yes, she’s Sabine’s mum, tooâ€”and Kai Richter (pictured above left), […]
Stefan Bellof’s 6:11 Nordschleife lap time, set in 1983, stands as a seemingly insurmountable barrier. There will most likely come a time when someone does better the time, which was set in a Porsche 956 sportscar; when, and in what, nobody knows. In the virtual world, however, Bellof’s record has been smashed to pieces by […]
Despite a strong rumour that Aston Martin had pulled out of the NÃ¼rburgring industry test pool we can reveal this is not the case. Speaking to AUSringers, Kim Palmer, Aston Martin Product and Motorsport, said, “It’s not the case that Aston Martin has pulled out of the industry test pool days. “Aston Martin is currently […]
This short YouTube clip compares GT5 gameplay with actual driving footage around the NÃ¼rburgring Nordschleife. While the latest iteration of Sony’s Gran Turismo classic might have its critics, at least it looks like the graphics are bang on.
In addition to the Save the Ring Facebook presence a new website has also been launched. It’s probably the best one-stop resource for getting a quick grasp of the problems at hand and giving you real ways to act in support of the NÃ¼rburgring and the great Nordschleife. Here’s a quick snapshot of the issues […]