Nurburgring lap time

  • Aspark Owl, 2018 Paris auto show

    The Nio EP9 should watch its back because another electric supercar may have a go at the EV lap record around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Aspark, the company behind the Owl electric supercar, may take a crack at the lap record. Top Gear reported Monday that the company wants to aim for a lap run at the famed German circuit, and the latest performance numbers are fueling the desire. The Owl will now come with 1,150 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque, which is more than double the horsepower Aspark originally planned. Four electric motors provide the power while a battery pack...

  • 2018 Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak race car
    VW to chase Nürburgring EV record with ID R electric racer

    The Volkswagen ID R electric time attack special has a new mission on its hands: Obliterate the EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The current record is the 6:45.9 set by Nio and its EP9 track car back in 2017. VW will attempt to break the record this summer and insiders have...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra
    Toyota Supra chief engineer thinks car is good for 7:40 Nürburgring lap time

    With a 335-horsepower turbocharged inline-6, the 2020 Toyota Supra likely isn't on its way to break any lap records, but chief engineer Tetsuya Tada laid down his best guess for a Nürburgring Nordschleife run. Speaking to Road & Track at this week's 2019 North American International Auto...

  • 2020 Porsche 911
    2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S laps 'Ring in 7:25, or 5 s faster than previous generation

    Porsche has a new 911 on its hands, the 992 generation, and naturally it's faster than the model it replaces. However, we've just learned that the performance gap isn't a small one, at least when it comes to the Carrera S variant. Speaking on Thursday during a drive event for the redesigned 2020...

  • Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro
    AMG's new GT R Pro runs a 7:04.63 Nürburgring hot lap

    There's a new top dog in AMG's GT sports car family, the GT R Pro, which the Affalterbach tuner unveiled last week at the 2018 LA Auto Show alongside an updated GT range. AMG announced at the debut that the GT R Pro is capable of a Nürburgring lap time of 7.04.632, and now we have the video of...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder on the Nürburgring
    Porsche targets 6:30 Nürburgring lap time for next hypercar

    Just 6 minutes and 30 seconds. That's the targeted lap time for the 12.9-mile Nürburgring-Nordschleife for Porsche's next hypercar. The information was confirmed to Top Gear magazine at last week's 2018 LA Auto Show by Frank-Steffen Walliser, the head of Porsche's motorsport department as well...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S

    Mercedes-AMG's GLC63 S is now the fastest SUV around the Nürburgring, with AMG development engineer Markus Hofbauer having managed to fling the 503-horsepower small SUV around the full Nordschleife in a time of 7:49:369. That compares to the previous record of 7:51.7 set by the similarly powerful Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio a little more than a year ago. Impressively, Hofbauer managed to beat Alfa's record on only his first lap out during a round of testing on Thursday. The new record was independently measured by wige SOLUTIONS, the same company that handles timing for many of the...

  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR sets street-legal Nürburgring lap record
    Porsche sets 6:40.3 Nürburgring record with modified, street-legal 911 GT2 RS MR

    Porsche may not be the king of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife when it comes to the production-car lap record anymore, but it set a new record for the fastest street-legal car at the famed circuit. The automaker announced Friday that a modified Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR lapped the 'Ring in 6:40.3...

  • Mercedes-AMG Project One
    AMG boss thinks Project One could beat Porsche 919 Evo's 'Ring record--with right mods

    Back in March, Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers was pretty confident the upcoming Project One hypercar would be able to crack the 6:11.13 Nürburgring lap time set by a Porsche 956 race car in 1983. That was an outright record for any type of car at the German racetrack that lasted until June of...

  • McLaren Senna testing at the Nürburgring
    Is McLaren planning an assault on the production car 'Ring record with the Senna?

    After Porsche's 918 Spyder ran a 6:57 lap of the Nürburgring in 2013, which was a record for production cars at the time, McLaren backed out of the challenge and instead claimed its rival P1 could go under the 7:00 mark without providing any proof, leaving many to question the credibility of...

  • 2018 Ford GT at Nürburgring
    Why was a Ford GT caught blasting around the 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...

  • Lamborghini Aventador SVJ during Nürburgring lap record attempt
    Lamborghini Aventador SVJ sets 6:44.97 Nürburgring production car lap record

    Lamborghini's upcoming Aventador SVJ has lapped the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in a time of 6:44.97, the automaker confirmed Thursday. That's a new record for production cars, and it's over 2.0 seconds quicker than the previous record of 6:47.3 set by a Porsche 911 GT2 RS last September. Doing...

  • 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    We're still coming to grips with Porsche's insane 5:19.55 Nürburgring lap time set last month by the 919 Evo time attack special, the fastest any car of any type has lapped the German race track. But the time to beat when it comes to cars actually in production is the 6:47.3 set by a Porsche 911 GT2 RS last September. To be sure, it's an incredible time, but it may have just fallen. There are rumors an announcement of a new production car record for the 'Ring will coincide with the launch of the car that set it, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. A prototype has been testing hard at the...

  • Porsche 919 Evo at the Nürburgring
    Porsche boasts about its record-breaking Nürburgring run

    Late last month, Porsche utterly obliterated the all-time Nürburgring record lap time with its 919 Hybrid Evo. Now, the German luxury and sports car maker is crowing about its achievement with a celebratory video. And Porsche crows loud and proud. Why shouldn't it? The marque held the previous...

  • Porsche 919 Evo at the Nürburgring
    Porsche 919 Evo obliterates Nürburgring record with 5:19 run

    It's official. Porsche's 919 Evo with Timo Bernhard behind the wheel clocked an unbelievable 5:19.55 lap time at the Nürburgring on Friday, completely destroying the previous all-time record of 6:11.13 set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 C back in 1983. His average speed around the Green...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS at the Nürburgring
    2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS sets 6:56.4 Nürburgring lap time

    It's a Porsche RS so you know it's going to be fast but we bet you'd have never guessed that the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS could lap the Nürburgring in under seven minutes. Remember, this is a sports car equipped with a naturally aspirated six-cylinder. But somehow Porsche has done it, with a...

  • Mercedes-AMG Project One concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    AMG boss thinks Project One will break all-time Nürburgring record of 6:11.13

    The upcoming Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is without question going to be fast: it's a street-legal car with a Formula 1 race car's powertrain. Now it seems the Project One might set a new bar for defining fast: destroying the all-time Nürburgring lap record. AMG boss Tobias Moers told...

  • 2017 Dodge Viper ACR in preparation for Nürburgring lap record attempt - Image via Prefix
    Documentary details Dodge Viper ACR's record-setting Nürburgring run

    Last year, we waved goodbye to one of the most iconic American sports cars of all time, the Dodge Viper. In a fitting sendoff, 378 fans funded a trip to send the Viper, specifically a Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, to the Nürburgring for one last run. The effort made history when the...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

    Last June, a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE managed to lap Germany's Nürburgring Nordschleife in a time of only 7:16.04. It's a time only a handful of rear-wheel-drive cars have beaten, and coming as no surprise they're all a lot more expensive than the Chevy. But the 640-horsepower ZL1 1LE isn't the end of the performance road, at least as far as the 6th-generation Camaro is concerned. That's according to Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser who in an interview with Hagerty, published Monday, revealed that there's much more in store for the Camaro, including potentially drag-oriented...

  • 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S
    Lamborghini Aventador replacement likely to have V-12 aided by electrification

    The Lamborghini Aventador is a technological marvel, with its Formula 1-inspired inboard dampers, all-wheel drive, rear-wheel steering, and V-12 engine. The stunning supercar dates back to 2011, so it's due for replacement fairly soon. We have reported that 2020 could be the target date for an...

  • Lamborghini Urus
    8 questions about the Lamborgini Urus with R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani

    Lamborghini is preparing to take a big step that could define the future of the quintessential Italian supercar builder. Yes, the brand has had an SUV before. The LM002 was a Hummer-like SUV from 1986 to 1993, but it didn't have the impact the new Urus promises to deliver. The Urus, set to go on...

  • Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo trailer Nürburgring lap record
    Porsche owns the 'Ring record for towing

    Porsche is currently king of the Nürburgring, thanks to the bonkers 2018 911 GT2 RS, but the German luxury brand set yet another lap record you may not have heard about. That's because this time it's not about all-out speed and a Porsche 911. Instead, it involves a Panamera Sport Turismo, a...

  • Jaguar XE SV Nurburgring record
    Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sets record 7:21.23 Nürburgring lap

    Jaguar said on Tuesday that a specially prepared version of its XE compact luxury sedan—a model that's earmarked for production—lapped Germany's famous Nürburgring Nordschleife in a record-breaking 7:21.23. That's the fastest time ever posted for a production-intent sedan, the...

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio at the Nürburgring
    Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio the fastest SUV around the ‘Ring

    Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio in Quadrifoglio guise is now the fastest SUV around the Nürburgring. The 505-horsepower SUV needed just 7:51.7 to lap the circuit, squashing the previous record of 7:59.7 set by the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S in 2014. Alfa Romeo also holds the fastest time for a sedan...

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