Students Aim to Break Nürburgring Lap RecordJuly 9th, 2014
Students at the Technical University of Eindhoven and the Fontys University of Applied Sciences have teamed up to create a car to break Stefan Bellof’s Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record of 6 minutes, 11.13 seconds, set by Bellof in 1983 driving a Porsche 956. Dubbed the InMotion IM01, the hybrid car will be powered by four electric motors – one on each wheel – and power will be supplemented by a rotary engine range extender to keep the batteries charged when the car competes in a 24-hour race.
The car will be fitted with a jet fighter-like cockpit and even the cooling system is harnessed to enhance aerodynamics in the same way a Formula 1 car reuses air with the blown diffuser system. No further specifications have been unveiled, but they’re sure to be impressive given the goal of the racer and we wish them great success.