Nurburgring 24 Hours Race

  • Scene from Porsche documentary “Endurance”

    The 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Nürburgring are two of the most demanding car races in the world, both physically and mentally. Normally the races are held weeks apart to ensure drivers competing in both have adequate time to recover. That didn't happen last year however as the races were held in back-to-back weekends, with Le Mans up first and then the Nürburgring race coming after. Porsche has the new documentary “Endurance” that details how its own team, as well as its customer teams, handled the tough situation. It's been put together by British director...

  • Lexus LC race car prototype
    This could be our first taste of the new Lexus twin-turbo V-8

    Lexus engineers have been spotted testing an LC race car likely powered by the brand's new twin-turbocharged V-8.

  • 2021 Lexus LC F spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Lexus confirms twin-turbo V-8

    The new V-8 is expected to debut in the long-rumored LC F.

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe 63 S Edition 1
    2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe gets Edition 1 treatment

    Mercedes-AMG's new super sedan, the GT 4-Door Coupe, is ready for its market launch and to mark the occasion the Affalterbach tuner has revealed a special launch edition. Dubbed the Edition 1, the car is based on the GT 4-Door Coupe's range-topping 63 S model and features exclusive interior and...

  • Toyota Gazoo Racing Lexus LC race car
    Lexus LC race car ready to take on 24 Hours of Nürburgring

    Toyota Gazoo Racing will field a Lexus LC race car at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, the brand announced on Friday. The LC racer will participate in the 46th running of the grueling 24-hour-long race. Gazoo Racing made multiple modifications to the Lexus LC for its race debut. The division also...

  • 2018 Hyundai i30 N races in the 2017 24 Hours Nürburgring
    Hyundai i30 N survives 24 Hours Nürburgring race

    Motorsport provides a fun, challenging and highly-visible avenue for car development, and it’s a well-worn path Hyundai has taken for the first model from its recently-established N division. That first model is the i30 N, a high-performance version of the Golf-rivaling i30 hatchback. Sadly...

  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Edition 50

    This year is Mercedes-AMG’s 50th, and the official tuner to Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the anniversary in a big way. The climax of the celebrations will be the unveiling of a new hypercar at September’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show. Along the way, though, AMG is unveiling some special edition models. The latest is the GT3 Edition 50 track special, unveiled on Saturday prior to the start of the 24 Hours Nürburgring. Based on AMG’s GT3 race car, right down to sporting the older 6.2-liter V-8 of the race car and not the newer 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 of the GT road car, the...

  • Mercedes-AMG Project One's Formula 1-derived powertrain
    Mercedes-AMG reveals Project One hypercar’s F1-spec powertrain

    As we approach the debut of Mercedes-AMG’s “Project One” at September’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show, more and more details on the hybrid hypercar are surfacing. AMG used this weekend’s 24 Hours Nürburgring to provide a sneak peek at the car’s layout and...

  • BMW M8 prototype, 2017 M Festival
    BMW M8 teased, will race at Le Mans

    BMW M used this weekend’s M Festival held at the Nürburgring to confirm an M8 performance flagship will form part of the new 8-Series range currently in the works. The first member of the new range will be a regular 8-Series coupe. It debuts in 2018 and was previewed on Friday at the...

  • 2018 BMW M4 GT4 race car
    2018 BMW M4 GT4 ready to race

    BMW’s new GT4-spec customer race car based on the M4 coupe is finally ready. BMW motorsport boss Jens Marquardt, together with racing driving Dirk Adorf, who was heavily involved in the testing phase, launched the new race car on Wednesday at the Nürburgring. At the event, BMW confirmed...

  • Hyundai i30 N race car on the Nürburgring
    Virtually production-ready Hyundai i30 N will race in 2017 Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Motorsport provides a fun, challenging and highly-visible avenue for car development, and it’s a well-worn path Hyundai will undertake for the first model from its recently-established N division for high-performance cars. Hyundai’s Golf-rivaling i30 hatchback, to be sold here as the...

  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT (i30) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    First Hyundai N performance car to be based on next-gen i30 (Elantra GT)

    Hyundai is looking to compete on the world stage in the area of performance cars and recently launched its N sub-brand to focus on just that. Heading up Hyundai N is none other than former BMW M engineering boss Albert Biermann. He and his team plan to use knowledge gained in motorsport, which for...

  • Hyundai i30 N development car

    Hyundai has been testing a version of its current i30 hatchback (an Elantra GT in the United States) at the Nürburgring for the past year. Initially thought to be a prototype for a model from the Hyundai N performance division based on the the current i30, the car is now thought to be a test mule fitted with elements destined for a Hyundai N-enhanced i30 to be launched as part of the next-generation i30 range. As part of the development program, the tester, which Hyundai calls a "development car," will be entered in this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours. The grueling race is...

  • 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Selection 24h
    Audi unveils Nürburgring 24 Hours-inspired R8

    Audi is rightfully proud of its R8 LMS race car's competition history that includes 323 wins internationally since arriving in 2009, and to celebrate it has taken the wraps off of a new special edition version of the road-going R8. Just 24 examples of the R8 V10 Plus Selection 24h will be...

  • 2016 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 race car
    Watch the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 built in under 3 minutes

    We recently brought you a time-lapse video of Prodrive building an Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car for the World Endurance Championship in under 60 seconds. Now we have a similar time-lapse video showing fellow British motorsports and engineering squad JRM building a Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 in less...

  • 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car
    Watch Prodrive build an Aston Martin Vantage GTE racer in 60 seconds

    When it comes to racing, Aston Martin’s weapon of choice is the compact and lightweight Vantage sports car. However, the Vantage that takes to some of the world’s top racing tracks in events like the World Endurance Championship and United Sportscar Championship is very different to the...

  • 2016 Toyota C-HR race car
    Toyota to race C-HR SUV in 24 Hours Nürburgring

    Toyota is about to take a radical step by entering a crossover in one of the world’s toughest races, the Nürburgring 24 Hours. That's right. Toyota and its motorsport partner Gazoo Racing will enter a modified version of the C-HR subcompact crossover concept. This will be the 10th year...

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 Rose
    Driving The Aston Martin English Rose: Video

    Aston Martin is eager to prove that it's road cars are reliable machines. One way to do that is to simply put a Honda or Toyota badge on the front. That won't work here though. The other way to prove reliability is by taking your toys and going racing with them. In 2006, that's exactly what Aston...

  • New Audi R8 LMS race car wins 2015 ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours

    We’ve all heard it before: X race car is totally based on the production car—no, really it is—and that means you should, like, completely buy the road car because, therefore, it’s awesome. Except that that’s rarely the actual case. With the 2017 Audi R8, it’s actually the case, and in some very surprising ways. At the 2015 ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hour race this past weekend (full results coverage here), an all-new, not-yet-finished-with-development Audi R8 LMS race car took the overall win after a record number of lead changes. It was a close fight...

  • Audi at the 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours
    Audi Sport Team WRT Drives New R8 To 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours Victory

    Two months after its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Audi’s new R8 supercar in its LMS race car trim is already a top-level endurance race winner, having just taken victory at one of the toughest races in the world: the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the highlight of the VLN series...

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003 moments before Nürburgring crash
    SCG003 Falls Victim To The ‘Ring--Updated With Video

    During practice on Thursday for this weekend’s Nürburgring 24 Hours race, one of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ SCG003 road-going racers crashed into a barrier at a speed in excess of 120 mph. Behind the wheel was American Ken Dobson who was said to be “fine” after the...

  • 2015 Audi R8 LMS race car
    New Audi R8 LMS Ready For 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours Race

    Fresh from its debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show, Audi’s new R8 supercar in race car trim will be among the many cars at the Nürburgring this weekend taking part in the German circuit’s annual 24-hour race. The racing version of the new Audi supercar is the R8 LMS, and...

  • Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 race car crashes during VLN event at the Nürburgring
    GT3 Cars Can Return To Nürburgring, New Regulations To Improve Spectator Safety

    Racing enthusiasts, understandably, want to be as close as possible to the action. But the horrific accident at the Nürburgring late last month—where a spectator was killed, and others were injured—during the opening round of the VLN series has triggered new restrictions for racing...

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003C
    SCG003C race car revealed ahead of 2015 Geneva auto show

    The covers came off Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ new built-from-scratch supercar, the SCG003S, only a few hours ago and now we have our first look at the car in its motorsport form. Called the SCG003C, where the “C” in the title stands for Competizione (the road-going version has...

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