The NIO EP9 electric supercar already set the set the record as the fastest purely electric car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a 7 minute, 5.12 second lap, but the weather wasn’t just right. So, NIO says they went back to set a sub-seven-minute ‘ring time just because they could, setting a new record in the…
Just after Porsche director of GT cars Andreas Preuninger said that setting fast Nürburgring lap times wasn’t a priority, Porsche announced that they set a time with their new 2018 911 GT3 that’s 12.3 seconds quicker than the previous 911 GT3: a 7:12.7. There’s not a lot of consistency in what comes out of…
I’m not sure which one is worse: the hyper-insane cult of the Nürburgring lap time, or the backlash against it. While it’s only healthy to be skeptical of every self-announced manufacturer ‘ring time, I’m all for track testing cars that aren’t meant to go on track if we’re serious about this “fun to drive” thing.
[Yes that’s Mark Webber of F1, Le Mans, and helmet-puking fame caning a new 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS around the Nürburgring. Bridge To Gantry got this shot and has more pictures right here along with some extra info.]
The Porsche Cayman GT4 debuted last night to universal excitement over its raucous performance, manual-only transmission, and super speedy 'Ring time. Except... did Porsche fake its debut video running the Nürburgring?
Ok, I'm not sure if this is the best 'Ring lap video I've ever seen. But it is probably the best excuse for making a 'Ring lap video I've ever seen.
German magazine Sport Auto is the closest thing there is to an independent Ring Time officiator, and they reportedly clocked the new BMW M4 at 7:52. Not bad, right?
The McLaren P1 has set a Nurburgring lap time, and here is frankly awesome video of it. McLaren just refuses to say exactly how fast it was.
McLaren showed off a slide bearing 6:33 to "inspire" potential McLaren P1 buyers. Ron Dennis claimed the P1 would go sub 7 minutes and "break all the records." Now months of testing have gone by with no official announcement and every indication that McLaren got beat at the Nürburgring. Here are all the rumors, bits…
With 0-60 times and horsepower figures all falling into ludicrous territory, carmakers went looking for a new mark of performance. They chose Nürburgring lap times. And that's why you've seen someone blast the Döttinger Höhe at least a thousand times.
With a 5.7-liter V8 cranking out 400 horsepower, the first generation Cadillac CTS-V was nothing to mess with. Now, using their new twin-turbo V6 engine with even more power, the 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport has managed to best that car's Nürburgring time by a whopping six seconds.
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.