The Nürburgring Banned Lap Records

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There’s no more ultimate bragging right in the automotive space than a Nürburgring lap record, but on the heels of the crash that claimed a life the people who run the ‘Ring have passed down a ban on manufacturer lap records for the remainder of the year.

This news comes from the producers of the documentary APEX, who were hoping to film Koenigsegg’s record run attempt in the Koenigsegg ONE:


It was early Tuesday morning when I received an urgent phone call from Christian. In two days, I was to jump on a plane with my team to capture the Koenigsegg lap-time effort for our upcoming 4K documentary, APEX, which we’re producing in conjunction with Sony. This is the final chapter in a storyline that follows the past three years of auto manufacturers battling it out for technological dominance in producing halo cars for the next decade, cars including the Porsche 918, McLaren P1, and Ferrari LaFerrari. All have shown what they’re worth on the track, but the Koenigsegg One:1 has yet to do so.

According to Apex, even though there were restrictions in place the Lamborghini Aventador SV did a record run. How?

Nürburgring management claims Lamborghini’s attempt happened one day before they issued the latest round of restrictions.


Ultimately, individuals we’ve spoken with indicate that this may be revisited next year when things have cooled off a bit.


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Also, #notallrecordrunbans

And, #notallspeedlimits

And...Koenigsegg should go for the record anyway. I say grab the record. Take the heat. Accept a (likely temporary) ban. Get the press. Screw Lambo and Ferrari. Yadda, yadda.