This Creamsicle-painted tester caught gassing up at the Nürburgring is supposedly the R8 GT RS, the hard-edged version of Audi's supercar with a stripped interior, bigger brakes, aggressive aerodynamics, bigger side scoops, tighter suspension and apparently 600-hp. Delicious. [AuoExpress]
A spy photographer for the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport recently caught the topless version of Lamborghini's LP550-2 Valentino Balboni tear-assing around the Nürburgring. It sounds great. Too bad it doesn't make any sense.
The truly mean Gumpert Apollo Sport has powered its way to a Nürburgring lap time of 7:11.57, simultaneously setting the fastest lap for a production road-legal car and embarrassing the competition.
There is no good reason at all for Nissan to take their fuel-cell-powered X-Trail to the Nordschleife, but that's what they've gone and done. An 11-minute, 58-second lap time and putting a fuel cell-powered SUV on the 'Ring are both patently ridiculous. Enough. Nissan, it was great when you blasted round the 'Ring…