Context is everything in sports, particularly in 24-hour endurance racing where pit stops and timing rules can impact the outcome. You don’t really need any of that here. Just watch and enjoy.
Can you blame anyone for not wanting to race in this?
Well, the Nürburgring 24 Hour race was fun for a few laps. While stormy weather was forecast, nobody anticipated a hailstorm that completely shut down the race.
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1's new 6.2-liter supercharged V8 doesn’t just sound good on paper. The latest footage of the ZL1 testing on the Nürburgring sounds unbelievably good even through the cheesiest phone speakers. (Plus, they kept it off a wall this time.) Find a good sound system and crank this engine note up to…
If you’ve ever let a dog run free out of a fence, you know what an animal enjoying its primal environment looks like. That’s the Koenigsegg One:1 at the Nürburgring, back for the first time since last year to maybe accidentally set some lap records.
Sometimes when you’re behind the wheel of a potent American muscle car at high speeds on a track with walls super close to the asphalt, well... shit happens. Ask me how I know this! And the poor bastard behind the wheel of this 2017 Camaro Z/28 mule knows it now too, at the Nürburgring no less.
Dammit, Top Gear made it look so easy.
Instead of fast Renaults and Seats, Volkswagen had to beat the Honda Civic Type R’s record this time, and with 305 horsepower on tap, their new GTI Clubsport S delivered, proving that a two-seater Golf can be very fast. VW claims it’s now the quickest front-wheel drive car around the legendary Nürburgring.
As much as I love Porsches, there’s always been something off about the Panamera. It’s basically the Hunchback of Notre Dame in car form. “They should have just made it a wagon!” I’ve said. Now I have a new reason to kick myself: the spy shots of the new wagon version look oddly proportioned, too.
Now that the speed limit on the Nürburgring has been lifted, Koenigsegg intends to take its 1,340 horsepower One:1 supercar around for a few laps. And hey, they aren’t trying to break the current record time of the Porsche 918, but if they do, that’s cool too.
Many of us know Sabine Schmitz as the Queen of the Nürburgring, and she does nothing but back that name up each time she hops in a car. For that reason, it’s not much of a surprise when she tears up the track known for chewing cars up and spitting them out in a Porsche 991 GT3—but boy, is it fun to watch.
The 2018 BMW M5 super sedan isn’t expected to bow until at least the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, but the car’s already been spotted running hot laps on German’s speed limitless Nürburgring. And it sounds angry.
Last year, after a Nissan GT-R killed a spectator at the Nürburgring during an endurance race, track organizers responded by setting speed limits for portions of the famed track. But now, the world is right again, as after several key track safety improvements, those limits have been lifted.
Longtime Porsche shop Kremer Racing is perhaps best known for the Kremer K3—a modified version of the Porsche 935 race car. Now they’re bringing the iconic big flares and flat-nose look of the K3 to a modern 997-generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, and not even snow will keep them from testing it.
Here’s Patrick Simon driving the Rothmans Porsche 911 SCRS at the snowy Grand-Prix circuit of the Nürburgring. The lucky bastard.
In response to the tragic incident this year where a GT3 car flipped and killed a spectator, the Deutscher Motor Sport Bund who governs racing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife will institute a number of changes for 2016, including a 10 percent reduction in horsepower in the SP7, SP9/GT3, SP-Pro and SP-X classes.
After a year in production, the long awaited iRacing Nürburgring sim is finally launching today. If you’ve ever wanted to drive the legendary Nordschleife and GP circuit but couldn’t come up with the scratch to do it for real, then this might be your best chance yet to experience automotive nirvana.