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  • 2018 Ford GT at Nürburgring

    Well, well, well. Look what we have here. After Ford vehemently said it has no intentions to chase lap records with the GT supercar, new YouTube video poster by a user going by the name cvdzijden shows the car ripping around the famed Nürburgring. And it's all-but-confirmed this is a corporate owned car—not a private customer. While we can't confirm this is a factory car, the GT appears identical to all other road-going examples we've seen. Road & Track also astutely pointed out the GT seen in the video is the same car that showed up at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed...

  • Mark Webber calls the Porsche 911 GT3 RS a brutal little weapon
    Mark Webber drives 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, calls it a "brutal little weapon"

    The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS delivers a world-class sports car experience for even the most ham-fisted of folks. Put the car in the hands of someone truly talented, however, and it becomes a potently fast beast capable of dishing out supercar-rivaling performance. Or, as Mark Webber puts it, the...

  • Nürburgring record-setting Gumpert Apollo is for sale
    The Gumpert Apollo that set a Nürburgring record time is now for sale

    It may bear a name that's easy to poke fun at, but this 2009 Gumpert Apollo is also responsible for a record-setting run around the Nürburgring, lapping the iconic track in just 7:11.57 back in August of 2009. At the time, that was the fastest a production car had ever been pushed around the...

  • Mercedes-Benz 190e 2.3-16v Ex-Niki Lauda 1984 for sale
    Mercedes-Benz 190 2.3-16V raced by Niki Lauda at Nürburgring for sale

    Niki Lauda is a living legend. The Austrian race car driver has three Formula One championships to his name, and he's considered one of the all-time greats. Immortalized as the foil to James Hunt in the motion picture "Rush," he is more known to race fans for driving for March, BMR, Ferrari...

  • BMW M4 CS drifts the 'Ring in a spot for Pennzoil
    Witness the BMW M4 CS drift around the 'Ring in Pennzoil's latest film

    Warning: some cones were damaged during the filming of this video. Having access to clear racetrack is a dream that sits high on many a car guy's automotive bucket list. Getting access a wide-open Nürburgring along with the keys to a BMW M4 CS seems like you're aiming a bit too high...

  • Robert Serwanski laps Nürburgring in Miata NC
    Koenigsegg's test driver lapped the 'Ring in 7:49.74 in a Miata

    What's quicker than a Lamborghini Murcielago, Ford GT, and BMW M4 around the Nürburgring? None other than a Mazda Miata, believe it or not. Well, it's not a stock Mazda Miata, but the feat is pretty spectacular nonetheless. Koenigsegg's test driver, Robert Serwanski, recently took to The Green...

  • Bugatti Chiron at Nürburgring

    Bugatti has descended upon the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife with a Chiron. However, it's unclear why the exotic marque is testing the car car at all. We know it's a prototype because it was spotted during an industry day and is finished in matte black paint. It's also devoid of any badges. The Chiron seems to be holding back often—there are other cars on the track, after all—but the driver does get on it more than a few times in a deep bellow of quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16 bliss. We suppose it's possible Bugatti is already testing a new iteration of Chiron, possibly...

  • Glickenhaus SCG003C at the 2017 24 Hours of Nürburgring
    Watch the Glickenhaus SCG003C lap the 'Ring in 6:33.20

    During qualifying for lthe 24 Hours of Nürburgring on May 27, American driver Jeff Westphal put the Glickenhaus SCG003C supercar on the pole for the SP-X class with a time of 8:15.427. Why should we care? Because the famous Nordschliefe was part of the course, and the car covered that...

  • Audi RS 5
    Audi RS models test for almost 5,000 miles on the Nürburgring

    All Audi vehicles offer luxury, but the brand has a three-tiered approach when it comes to performance. Base Audis, especially sedans and coupes, are fairly sporty, but the uplevel S models definitely amp up the sporty feel. There is a third level, though, the RS models, that push the envelope...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder back at the Nürburgring
    Porsche is testing the 918 Spyder at the Nürburgring again, but why?

    In an interesting turn of events, Porsche has once again returned to the Nürburgring with its most recent hypercar, the 918 Spyder. Why is this so interesting? The Porsche 918 Spyder exited production in 2015, yet, here the company is, flogging the car during industry test runs. The 918 Spyder...

  • Lamborghini Hurcan Performante
    How the Lamborghini Huracán Performante's Active Aerodynamics system works

    The Lamborghini Huracán Performante made waves earlier this year when it laid claim to a new Nürburgring lap record. That feat was largely made possible by the company's new active aerodynamic system, and Lamborghini put together this short video to detail exactly how it works. The...

  • 2013 Cadillac ATS testing at the Nurburgring
    Bidding For Nürburgring Starts This Week

    The previously announced sale of the assets of Nürburgring GmbH, the private operator of the legendary Nürburgring race track in Germany, has commenced this week, with virtually anyone open to placing a bid. The track itself is owned by the German government however, which means any new...

  • Porsche at the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hours

    When the operators of Germany’s storied Nürburgring filed for bankruptcy last July, no one knew what the the future held in store for Germany’s “Green Hell.” Not only is the Nürburgring Nordschleife one of the most famous racing circuits in the world (and a mecca for driving enthusiasts), but the track is beloved by automakers for sports car development and testing. Simply put, no other track in the world can generate that much data per lap. While a sale of the facility seemed inevitable, most fans tried to block a future without club races and “tourist...

  • Jaguar's Nürburgring test facility
    Jaguar's Secret Nürburgring Test Facility Explored: Video

    Every day, or nearly so, we see a new video of a car hauling the mail around the Nordschleife, whether for absolute time or in camo-clad testing. Today, we get something we don't see everyday: the behind-the-scenes facility where Jaguar does its Nürburgring skunkworks thing. Walk along as JF...

  • TMG EV P002 at the Nürburgring
    Toyota Slashes Nürburgring Electric Car Lap Record To 7:22

    Toyota has set a new Nürburgring lap record for an electric car using its TMG EV P002 prototype racer. The final time came in at 7:22.329, which is a full 25 seconds faster than the time set by Toyota’s first EV prototype, which set the previous electric car record for the 12.92-mile...

  • Formula Ford 1.0 EcoBoost tackles the Nürburgring (Photo: Ford of Europe)
    1.0-Liter Ford EcoBoost Beats Ferrari Enzo At Nürburgring

    Given a choice of vehicles in which to lap the famous Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany, something with a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine may not be your first pick. As you're often told in life though, you can't judge a book by its cover. When that 1.0-liter engine is Ford's new...

  • Porsche at the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hours
    Nürburgring Gets Temporary Reprieve With German State Loan

    When the Nürburgring was forced into bankruptcy last month, the future of the storied racetrack looked bleak, at best. No one knew what would happen to the circuit, whose operators (Nürburgring GmbH) found themselves some $490 million in debt to a Rhineland-Palatinate bank. Now comes word...

  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder in vintage Martini Racing livery
    Porsche Targets Sub-7:22 Nürburgring Lap Time For 918 Spyder

    Development of Porsche’s upcoming supercar, the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid, is progressing nicely, with the company moving from concept to test mule to final prototype stage in rapid fashion and with things so far remaining on track. In the past year or so we’ve spied prototypes for the...

  • The Stuck brothers' Aston Martin Vantage GT3 race car runs into trouble on the 'Ring

    Ferdinand and Johannes Stuck aren't household names, but they race great cars at legendary tracks like the Nürburgring and they make impressive video. And among race fans, their father, Hans-Joachim Stuck, is very much a household name. Follow the Stuck brothers as they document the whole race weekend, from arrival to sign up to practice to the race itself, and you'll get a taste for just how much more there is to racing than simply turning fast laps. After qualifying mid-pack in their starting group, the brothers Stuck took to the track with Young Driver AMR teammates Darren Turner and...

  • 2013 Audi R8 e-tron that crashed at the Nürburgring in July 2012
    2013 Audi R8 e-tron Crashes Into Barrier At The Nürburgring

    Just a few weeks after setting a new record for the fastest lap of the Nürburgring in a production-destined electric car, Audi’s R8 e-tron has run into a little trouble while conducting further tests on the arduous German circuit. A prototype for the zero-emission supercar ran off the...

  • Porsche at the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hours
    Nürburgring Operator Files For Bankruptcy

    Despite its significant links with the auto industry and the world of motorsports, the Nürburgring race track is in severe financial distress, with news coming overnight that its private operator has filed for bankruptcy. The track itself is owned by the German government, with the private...

  • Porsche's 911 GT3 R Hybrid at the Nurburgring.
    European Union Rejects Aid, Nürburgring Facing Bankruptcy

    The saga of the financial debacle surrounding Germany’s storied Nürburgring circuit has been been going on for years. In 2010, it was made (very) public by ‘Ring Meister Sabine Schmitz, working on behalf of a group called “Save The Ring.” While the group has been...

  • 2013 Nissan GT-R that crashed on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in May, 2012
    2013 Nissan GT-R Crashes On The Nürburgring

    The Nissan GT-R has just successfully completed its first Nürburgring 24 Hours outing in production trim, managing to finish first in its class and 30th overall in the grueling endurance race. However, as these latest shots reveal, even on a relatively quiet day the Nürburgring race track...

  • 2013 Cadillac ATS testing at the Nurburgring
    Nurburgring Race Track May Get Las Vegas Twin

    Speedway Motorsports, which owns and operates eight different racetracks around the United States, is looking to add a new track to its portfolio. Only it's not talking your average Bristol Motor Speedway or Texas Motor Speedway. What it's talking is an American Nurburgring. And what better way to...

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