Volkswagen Golf24 photo gallery

The Volkswagen Golf24 will make its 24 hour race debut at the Nürburgring this weekend. It has been created to celebrate the 35th birthday of the GTI. In some ways it’s an odd tribute—with all-wheel drive and a 2.5 litre inline five cylinder engine—it features a drivetrain never seen in a GTI before and one […]

Peugeot EX1 sets new electric record at the Ring

This crazy looking electric powered Peugeot EX1, complete with 250kW, has set a new lap record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife for an electric powered car. It didn’t hang about, either, posting time of 9:01.338—oh so close to breaking the 9 minute barrier. Stéphane Caillet, from Peugeot’s Research & Development Centre, was the man behind the […]

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), […]

Ever wondered what a sub 3:30 lap would look like?

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 […]

Save the Ring website launched

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 Nürburgring and the great Nordschleife. Here’s a quick snapshot of the issues […]