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 […]

Nico Hülkenberg tracks Hybrid at the Ring

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Williams F1 driver Nico Hülkenberg has driven the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid around the Nürburgring Nordschleife ahead of the third round in the VLN championship. It was the first time “The Hulk” had driven around the Ring in a tin top racecar and speaking after his drive he said, “This circuit is unique—you can’t […]

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 […]

MINI E goes green around Green Hell

A specially prepared 150kW electric powered MINI has just lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in under 10 minutes. The MINI E Race is based on the MINI E road car which was first announced in October 2008. Modifications to the standard MINI E include the addition of a roll cage, KW Variant 3 suspension, MINI Challenge […]

Ãœber-cool vintage Porsche racing posters

Nürburgring and Porsche go together hand in hand. Do some laps of the Nordschleife on a Toursitenfahrten day and the most common car seen is likely to be the iconic 911 range. From 1970s classic, to modern day models. Safe to say, then, that most fans of the Ring are fans of Porsche, which brings […]