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Nurburgring Nordschleife

  • Volkswagen ID R time attack special at the Nürburgring - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Volkswagen is using its ID R race car for more than breaking records; it’s helping set the stage for a fully electric production model from its R performance division.

  • 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...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
    Walter Röhrl says Porsche 911 GT2 RS too fast for Nürburgring

    It can be argued performance cars have reached a new golden age, an era defined by high horsepower, trick engineering, and incredible aerodynamic feats. However, one prominent figure, none other than famed Porsche driver Walter Röhrl, believes modern cars are now too fast for high-speed...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
    Mark Webber claims he hit 209 mph in the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 at the Nürburgring

    Mark Webber seems to be living the dream. Following his retirement from racing, he stayed on with Porsche as a consultant and brand ambassador. But, it was revealed Webber had a hand in developing the outrageous 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS and he will continue to help develop track-focused cars. The...

  • 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 With Noise Baffling
    The 2018 Corvette ZR1's exhaust is too loud for the 'Ring

    It seems the big brute that is the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 is a tad too loud for the Nürburgring Nordschleife, judging by the interesting pipes attached to the center-exit exhaust. We may love the loud sounds, but noise restrictions at the Green Hell put a stop to it all quite quickly. This is...

  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series attacks the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series Attacks The Nordschleife: Video

    Having spent some more time behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series on track recently (stay tuned for our write-up), we can vouch for the no-B.S. credentials of the car when pushed hard. Here, it's pushed beyond hard, well into crazy territory, on the Nürburgring...

  • BMW M5 Ring Taxi crashed at the Nurburgring

    The urban environments most taxis call home are known for treacherous driving conditions, but not as treacherous as those of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. A BMW M5 Ring Taxi was the latest casualty of the track known as the "Green Hell," BridgeToGantry reports. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. While the exact cause of the crash is unknown, the leaves that can be seen strewn over the track indicate that conditions were a little less than optimal. When it's pointing in the right direction, the Ring Taxi gives paying enthusiasts rides, with a professional driver behind the wheel...

  • Hyundai's European Test Centre at the Nürburgring
    Hyundai Officially Opens Nürburgring Test Center, Ramps Up Development

    Testing on the Nürburgring is often made to seem like the whole enchilada when it comes to developing a "proper" sports car, and the long, arduous circuit certainly does help to suss out a car's handling issues in a relatively contained environment. Ultimately, however, it takes something more...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder
    Porsche 918 Spyder Capable Of Faster Nürburgring-Nordschleife Lap?

    With a blistering 6:57 lap of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife already under its belt, Porsche's 918 Spyder may be capable of still faster laps, says the driver who clocked the record-setting run. Porsche factory racing driver Marc Lieb spoke with Australia's Drive recently, saying he thinks the...

  • Tanner Foust lapping the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST at the Nurburgring
    2014 Ford Fiesta ST Laps Nürburgring With Tanner Foust: Video

    Can the punchy little Ford hot hatch match the challenge of the Nordschleife?

  • Porsche at the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hours
    It's Official: The Nürburgring Is For Sale

    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...

  • 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...

  • Porsche 911 laps the Nordschleife in 7:37.9

    We love the new Porsche 911 Carrera S--so much so that we named it our Best Car To Buy last year. It looks like Timo Kluck loves it, too, in this video of him hustling it around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in just 7:37.9. If you missed our impressions from behind the wheel of the new 911, you can find them here. Or if you'd like to read the more comprehensive take from The Car Connection, it's here. Or to see a night lap of the 'Ring in a 911 GT3 Cup car, go here. Otherwise, enjoy the next 8:49 as the data logs and dual-camera video show the 911 at work in its natural environment...

  • Augusto and Liri Farfus, before going for a casual drive around the 'Ring
    BMW Factory Driver Augusto Farfus Takes His Wife To Work: Video

    Augusto Farfus is a Brazilian racing driver who currently gets paid by BMW to campaign an M3 in the DTM series. While Farfus may look young, his resume includes stints in the World Touring Car Championship from 2005 - 2010, a season in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup in 2011 and two entries into...

  • The Stuck brothers' Aston Martin Vantage GT3 race car runs into trouble on the 'Ring
    Racing An Aston Martin In The Nürburgring 24: Stuck Brothers Video

    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...

  • Kazunori Yamauchi pilots the Lexus IS F at the 2012 Nürburgring 24 Hours
    Lexus IS F Races A Full Lap Of The Nürburgring 24 Hours: Video

    The Lexus IS F race car takes on the trials of the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race.

  • Bugatti Veyron SuperSport leak
    Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Attempts Record Nürburgring Lap Time: Video

    If you're not familiar with Bridge to Gantry, you should be. Purveyors of all things Nürburgring Nordschleife, the specialty site has gotten its hands on some footage of a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport testing on the 'Ring in pursuit of a lap time record. Bringing what BtG calls "a racing driver...

  • Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 Competizione on fire at the 2012 Nürburgring 24 Hour. Image via Facebook.
    Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Catches Fire At The 'Ring

    Not long after setting the fastest-ever Ferrari lap time around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife's tortuous course at 6:51 in qualifying for the Nürburgring 24 Hour race, the P4/5 Competizione of James Glickenhaus caught fire. The fire happened during a pit stop, when a small fuel spill...

  • 2013 BMW M5 Ring Taxi spy shots

    The M5 Ring Taxi is back--or nearly, at any rate. It was replaced last year with an M3, as the M5 spent a year out of production during the transition to the new F10 chassis 5-Series. Photos from our spy photographers during testing at the Nurburgring show just how close the return really is. Already decked out in full Ring Taxi regalia, with stickers, ///M stripes, and its traditional white paint job, the 2013 M5 looks well-suited to the task--and back-seat occupants are sure to appreciate the extra room compared to the current M3. The new M5 Ring Taxi is due to enter service later this...

  • The 2013 Cadillac ATS gets a workout on the 'Ring.
    Cadillac Tunes The 2013 ATS On The Nürburgring Nordschleife: Video

    Cadillac has used the Nürburgring Nordschleife to refine the handing of the upcoming 2013 ATS sedan.

  • 2012 McLaren MP4-12C on the Nordschleife
    2012 McLaren MP4-12C Sets Unofficial 7:28 Nurburgring Lap: Video

    We all know the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C is quick--the numbers and McLaren engineering alone tell us that much. But how quick is it at the Nurburgring? In the hands of one driver, on a single lap, it can circumnavigate the 'Ring in 7:28 seconds, as the video below shows. Unfortunately, that's all it...

  • Kazunori Yamauchi in the Nissan GT-R
    Gran Turismo Creator Wins His Class At Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Hot on the heels of gamer-turned-racer Lucas Ordoñez taking a second in class finish at the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hour race two weeks ago, the creator of the game that brought Lucas to fame, Gran Turismo, has had some success of his own. Kazunori Yamauchi, the visionary behind the Gran...

  • Sabine Schmitz
    BMW M5 And Sabine Schmitz Retired From Ring-Taxi Duty

    One of the Nurburgring Nordschleife’s living legends, ‘Ring Queen Sabine Schmitz, will no longer be offering enthusiasts the chance to ride shotgun with her in a BMW M5 around the famous German circuit as she, along with the current BMW M5 ‘Ring Taxi’, are retiring from...

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