Porsche 918 Spyder breaks 7 minute barrier

Last week Porsche took a pair of production-spec 918 Spyders to the Nürburgring and created history. The 887hp/652kW petrol electric hybrid has just been officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show and Porsche used the occassion to announce the 918’s Nordschleife lap time. Factory racing driver Marc Lieb was at the wheel of a 918 […]

Injury forces Walter Röhrl out of Nürburgring 24 hour

Last last year it was announced that German motorsport legend Walter Röhrl would be making his return to the Nürburgring 24 hour race after a 17 year absence. However, a back injury has forced the 63-year-old to withdraw from the event. Simon Patrick will replace Röhrl in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. He will share […]

Chris Harris to join Walter Röhrl for N24

Official confirmation of Walter Röhrl’s teammates for his drive in this year’s 24 hour race has finally come through. As expected Röhrl will be joined by Evo scribe Chris Harris (35), Sport Auto stalwart Horst von Saurma (55) and also former German Touring Car ace Roland Asch (59). They will form a very capable team […]

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 […]

Walter Röhrl entertains passengers around Nürburgring

Walter Röhrl entertains a few lucky passengers around a wet Nürburgring Nordschleife. The car? A Porsche 997 GT3 of course. This was part of a promotional event for Bilstein last July. I imagine the rides with Röhrl were highly sought after. Some of the drifts on corner exits look sublime. Again, this is a clip […]

Porsche 911 GT2 promotional video

Porsche has recently released a promotional video clip featuring the rear wheel drive 530bhp (390kW) twin turbo powered 2008 model 911 GT2. Typically, Walter Röhrl is behind the wheel and footage of the car on the Nordschleife is shown. Of course, Röhrl’s performance at the Ring was timed, and his Nürburgring lap time gets a […]

Snow on the Nordschleife

As I write this post there is snow on the Nordschleife. Bad news if you were hoping to catch a few laps on a Touristenfahrten day, but if you did happen to have a spare 911 Carrera lying around, and you had access to the track, well, you’d probably quite enjoy yourself I imagine!