Post Tagged with: "nurburgring"

BMW’s M3 GTS Laps The ‘Ring In 7 Min 48 Seconds

BMW’s special M3 GTS recently raced around the Nurburgring where its time was slightly quicker than that of the Sport Auto test for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and 2003 BMW M3 CSL. The M3 GTS lapped the ‘Ring in 7 minutes and 48 seconds, and many thought that the orange-beast would do a lot better than this. BMW’s M3 […]

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Rumour Has It That Porsche’s 918 Spyder Lapped The ‘Ring In 7:20

There’s a rumour floating around and it states that the Porsche 918 Spyder lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 20 seconds. If this rumour is indeed true, Porsche would hold the record for non-series production drop-tops around the ‘Ring. The image here comes from a presentation by Ferdinand Peich, the grandson of Porsche founder Ferdinand Porsche. Peich owns 13 […]

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Video: Pagani Zonda R Nurburgring Documentary

Remember Pagani’s Nurburgring lap time of 6 minutes and 47 seconds in the Zonda R? Well, the supercar-maker has released a video which shows the Zonda R being tuned before racing around the track.

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Unofficial Nurburgring Record For The Pagani Zonda R

Pagani has said that their Zonda R has set an unofficial record around the Nurburgring as it lapped the track in 6minutes and 47 seconds. The images, from WorldCarFans, were taken during the run. The driver is unknown for this test. The time set by Pagani’s Zonda R is one faster than the record set by the Radical SR8 LM […]

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Toyota’s Test Driver Dies During Accident Near Nurburgring

An accident near the Nurburgring has taken the life of Toyota chief test driver, Hiromu Naruse. There’s limited details on what happened, however it was said that the Lexus LFA Nurburgring edition driven by Hiromu Naruse crashed into a BMW 3-Series. Both vehicles were traveling at 100km/h. The crash was violent and it left Naruse’s body stuck in the car. […]

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Porsche Looking To Race The 918 Spyder Hybrid In A 24 Hour Nurburgring Event In 2011

Porsche has announced that they are planning to introduce a 918 Spyder hybrid racer for a 24-hour race at the Nurburgring. Porsche engineers are currently working on a top speed of 320km/h so that the hybrid racer can lap the ‘Ring in about seven and a half minutes. The Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid will boast 368kW’s from the V8 engine […]

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Spy Shots: The Aston Martin DBS/DB9 On The ‘Ring

Spies caught the Aston Martin DBS, or DB9, running around the Nurburgring. Spies are unsure about which model is currently being tested as Aston has used parts from both models — to confuse on-lookers. While we’re not too sure about what this might be, we can speculate that it will be revealed in Paris, for the show. [s:worldcarfans]

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On The ‘Ring: Vauxhall Astra VXR Nurburgring Crash [Video]

A Vauxhall Astra VXR Nurburgring Edition driver was recently racing around the track before he lost concentration and crashed the car. Yeah, accident’s happen all the time — but this time, we have videos and the total cost of an accident on the ‘Ring. Cost of an accident at the Nurburgring: * Base fee for attendance of armco truck: €150 […]

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BMW M3 GT2 Wins The Nurburgring 24-Hour Race

BMW Motorsport has won the 2010 24-hour Nurburgring endurance race over the past weekend. The BMW M3 GT2 was driven to victory by Jörg Müller (Germany), Augusto Farfus (Brazil), Uwe Alzen (Germany) and Pedro Lamy (Portugal). The team completed 154 laps on the 25.4km long circuit. BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen said in a press release: “That was a fantastic […]

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Lexus Adds A Nurburgring Edition To The LFA Range

Lexus has released a special Nurburgring version of the LFA Supercar. This essentially means an even more exclusive run of only 50 units, compared to the original 500 models. One of the 50 Nuburgring models will cost $70,000 more, while matte black paint will be another $20,000. Engine wise the enhancements include a modified version of the 4.8-litre V10 engine […]

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2013 Volkswagen Golf 7 Testing On the ‘Ring

Volkswagen is currently testing the next-generation Golf VII mule on the Nurburgring in Germany. The 2013 Golf 7 will boast a brand new chassis. In the images below, the new chassis has been coated in Golf 6 clothing. This eliminates unneeded camouflage. The Golf 7 will boast a brand new platform, opposed to the 6’er which used the same old […]

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Ferrari’s 599XX Laps The ‘Ring In Under 7 Minutes [Video]

Ferrari has said that the599XX has completed the 20.832-kilometre Nordschleife circuit at the Nurburgring in a staggering time 6 minutes and 58.16 seconds. The Italian automaker said that this is the first time that a “production-derived sports car” has broken through the seven-minute barrier. While there are two other cars which broke the seven-minute barrier before, Ferrari will protest that […]

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VW Will Race In The 24Hours Of Nurburgring With Three Scirocco GT24-CNG’s

Volkswagen is planning to enter the 24-hours Nurburgring Race which takes place over the 12-16th of May. The German brand will use three natural gas-powered Scirocco GT24 CNG vehicles to race around the track. The three VW Scirocco racers will use a 2.0-litre TSI engine with modifications which allow for the firm to use natural-gas as the propellant. Power has […]

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2012 Audi S8 Spied In The Nurburgring Area

New spy images regarding the Audi S8 have surfaced on WorldCarFans. Audi’s S8 will look different, and also perform different to the standard A8 model which was recently revealed by the brand. It’s expected that the S8 will use a smaller motor than the previous 5.2-litre V10 unit with 331kW. We can however expect to find a 7-speed S-Tronic gearbox. […]

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Peugeot Adds Their RCZ Coupe To The 24-Hour Nurburgring Race

Peugeot are planning to take part in the 24 hour Nurburgring race which starts on the 15th of May. There will be two versions of the RCZ sports coupe on the track. One of these Peugeot RCZ models will be raced by a French crew, while the other will be occupied by Germans. There will be four drivers per car. […]

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