Nürburgring track blog Bridge To Gantry took up the mantle of sorting out which street-legal production vehicle — not track-only trailer queen — holds the current lap record. Meet the new king of the 'ring, the 2009 Dodge Viper ACR.
Many purists consider the German-market BMW M3 CSL the pinnacle of the marque. Lightweight, powerful, purposeful. Its worth's been proven as the brand new, 450-hp, $170,000 BMW M3 GTS has bested it by merely two seconds 'round the Nürburgring.
In case you had any doubt the 455 HP Radical SR8LM is street-legal, they drove it from England to the Nurburgring to break their own record with a 6:48 lap time. Here's the you-were-there ride-along footage.