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.
We’ve got a late entry for Mom of the Year, folks. Bridge to Gantry reports that a Swiss mother-son duo who got busted doing 133 mph in an 80 mph zone on the way to the last open tourist drive day of the year at the Nürburgring, but she unleashed him alone for a few laps of ‘ring hoonage, where he binned the car.
It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year. Of course, I’m not talking about Christmas — it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. I’m talking about something way better. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. That’s right: it’s time for everyone to release their annual compilations of Nürburgring crashes. Enjoy!
Based off of the WRX STI, Subaru is producing 400 units of a limited-edition model they’re calling the S207, which is so good the company is claiming it the “world’s most enjoyable vehicle.” It looks as much!
We’ve all seen eleven trillion billion laps of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, but they’re all usually in the same direction. What does it look like in the other direction? Participants in a special stage of the Rallye Köln-Ahrweiler got a chance to find out.
Here’s your occasional reminder why the Nürburgring Nordschleife is the most dangerous track in the world. This Renault lost it in the Schwedenkreuz section of the track, went airborne after hitting the wall, and then rolled several times to a stop. Miraculously, per Bridge to Gantry, the driver only has a very sore…
Our ‘Ring-going friends at Bridge To Gantry got extremely lucky when Alfa Romeo decided to take the new Giulia out onto the Nürburgring during amateur hour. Luckily for us they already had a camera set up, and the ability to keep up.
Congratulations, number 17, you finally got your win at today’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring. Porsche’s number 18 LMP1 car had a technical oops earlier in the race, ceding the lead to the number 17 car. Number 17 then put a lap on its sister car, sealing the deal.
I always overestimate how terrifying something I want to do is going to be before I actually do it. It’s probably for the best, but kind of annoying, nonetheless. These feelings of impending doom were a million times worse with the Nordschleife, given its reputation for eating n00bs. Guess what? It wasn’t that bad.
[We love racing series’ medical wagons, but the bright orange striped Bimmer that rules the Nürburgring Nordschleife is one of the coolest ones I’ve seen—if for no other reason than the neon wrap. Here’s the Touring that tends to you if you stuff it on YouTube Corner.]
What, you thought I was talking about a Porsche Junior driver? No, no. I love Carrera Cup as much as the next 911 fanatic, but think older. I don’t know if it’s the jet lag or what, but there’s nothing funnier in the world right now than Walter Röhrl setting a Nordschleife lap with the Porsche Junior tractor.
“That’s really the team that got me into sportscar racing,” I said at dinner, pointing at Allan McNish’s table behind me with my fork. Then, of course, I realize that holy crap, I’m pointing at the Audi LMP1 team with a chunk of dead cow, and that’s exactly how surreal and amazing a trip to the Nürburgring really is.
A camouflaged 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia was spotted testing on the Nürburgring this week, and it looks good and sounds better.
After a brutal crash at the Nürburgring last March resulted in the death of a spectator, track organizers had to step back and examine their safety situation. Speed limits were slapped on, feeding rumors that “The Green Hell” would lose its character. Don’t worry, the track will be running full noise again next year.…
Just a couple French sport compacts whippin’ ‘round the ‘Ring. Traffic ahead is scrubbing speed and putting on flashers coming up on a corner. “Should we slow down or just scream around these pansies like– UH OH.”
A lot of people bristle at the idea of ever changing the Nürburgring. Given its long and storied history as a kind of sacred place where machines and humans are put to the ultimate test, why would you want to change anything? That’s what I thought too, until I realized the ‘Ring has already changed a lot. And that’s…