Nurburgring

MINI Sets Nürburgring Front-Wheel Drive Record

MINI Sets Nürburgring Front-Wheel Drive Record
It seems like Renault just recaptured the crown for the record lap of the Nürburgring in a front-wheel drive car, when MINI comes along and sets the bar even quicker. The previous record was set by a Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R, which achieved a lap time of 7:54.36.
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Honda Civic Type R Looking to Set Nürburgring Record

Honda Civic Type R Looking to Set Nürburgring Record
The upcoming Honda Civic Type R Concept is a serious track car and Honda is setting out to prove their performance chops by taking the car to the Nürburgring with the goal of breaking the record for the fastest lap by a front-wheel drive production car.
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2010 Porsche GT3 RS vs. 1965 Porsche 911 S

2010 Porsche GT3 RS vs. 1965 Porsche 911 S
We enjoyed watching Sabine Schmitz pit a Porsche 997 GT3 RS against Porsche’s newest GT3 model, the Porsche 991 GT3. As we saw, the Queen of the ‘Ring was very impressed with the new Porsche, especially thanks to the new tech included like launch control and the PDK gearbox.
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McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Sets Nürburgring Lap Record

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Sets Nürburgring Lap Record
McLaren driver Kevin Estre was behind the wheel of the Dörr Motorsport McLaren MP4-12C GT3 for a qualifying lap in preparation for the 2014 24 Hours of Nürburgring event when he took his car to the extreme, setting a new record lap time for the overall track.
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Sabine Schmitz: Porsche 997 GT3 RS vs. 991 GT3

Sabine Schmitz: Porsche 997 GT3 RS vs. 991 GT3
Sabine Schmitz is considered the “Queen of the ‘Ring” because of her experience and mastery of the famed Nürburgring. Schmitz takes a look at her current racer, a Porsche 991 GT3 that has done more than 12,000 miles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and compares it to a new Porsche 991 GT3.
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Nürburgring 24 Hours: Intervals

Nürburgring 24 Hours: Intervals
If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to attend the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, this short film, directed by DC Chavez for DrivingLine and Nitto Tire will give you a brief glimpse into the grueling endurance event, condensed down to just three minutes.
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A Fast Nürburgring Lap in a Fiat 500 Abarth

A Fast Nürburgring Lap in a Fiat 500 Abarth
YouTuber Marchettino is best known for getting up close and personal with high-end sports cars like Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Paganis. But his car is actually a Fiat 500 Abarth, a car you could buy for as little as $22,000.
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2016 Mustang GT350 SVT Hits the Nürburgring

2016 Mustang GT350 SVT Hits the Nürburgring
While we’ve yet to find out the full specs on the performance tuned Ford Mustang GT350 SVT, we do know it’s going to be one bad-ass pony car. And with competition like the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Camaro Z/28, Ford has their work cut out for them.
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Toyota Prius Sets Nürburgring Eco Record

Toyota Prius Sets Nürburgring Eco Record
The venerable Nürburgring Nordschleife is where car companies go to prove their worth on the track, with manufacturers competing to set records in each category of vehicle. So Toyota brought their latest Prius Plug-in hybrid to the 13 mile track to set a record that wasn’t about speed but was focused on efficiency.
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Jaguar F-Type Coupe R Nürburgring POV Lap

Jaguar F-Type Coupe R Nürburgring POV Lap
With 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft. of torque, there’s no question the Jaguar F-Type Coupe R is a real beast. While it’s not always the most compliant car in the corners, it’s still tremendously fun and can powerslide with the best of them.
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Students Aim to Break Nürburgring Lap Record

Students Aim to Break Nürburgring Lap Record
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.
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Audi and Felix Baumgartner Success at Nürburgring 24

Audi and Felix Baumgartner Success at Nürburgring 24
Daredevil Felix Baumgartner, who holds the world record for highest skydive in history from 128,000 feet, recently took on the challenge of the legendary 24 Hours of Nürburgring race as part of the Audi team. Driving the 570 horsepower Audi R8 LMS ultra GT3 car, Baumgartner shared the driving responsibilities with his more experienced teammates, including five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela, three-time Le Mans winner Marco Werner, as well as GT and sports car pro Pierre Kaffer.
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Range Rover Sport SVR Teased at Nürburgring

Range Rover Sport SVR Teased at Nürburgring
With the launch of their new Special Vehicle Operations team, Jaguar Land Rover has started to show us the fruits of their early efforts. The first vehicle to surface from the Land Rover division is the 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR.
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Nürburgring at Night in a Nissan GT-R GT3

Nürburgring at Night in a Nissan GT-R GT3
The Nürburgring is a challenging track in the light of day, so you can imagine how difficult the track known as “The Green Hell” can be at night. In celebration of this weekend’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring, NISMO has shared this onboard camera footage of a Nissan GT-R GT3 taking on the track in the dark – hitting speeds over 300km/h.
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Renault Back on Top with Nürburgring FWD Record

Renault Back on Top with Nürburgring FWD Record
Renault has reclaimed the front-wheel drive record lap time from Seat just three months after Seat’s March lap of the ‘Ring of 7:58.44 in a Leon CUPRA 280. Seat’s position at the top was knocked down by a Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R which achieved a lap time of 7:54.36, topping the Seat by just over four seconds.
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