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We suspect Marco Mapelli's face may have been attached to a few dartboards in Stuttgart and Woking.This is because he drives for Lamborghini, and managed to drive a specific Lamborghini around the 20.8km Nürburgring Nordschliefe in just 6min
We're the winners in the end
Nürburgring lap times divide car folk like little else. They split hardcore petrolheads-the sort who normally agree entirely on matters such as manual gearboxes (good) and digital dials (bad)-right down the middle. Some relish the pantomime of records being
A conversation with Ron Simons, founder and CEO of RSRNurburg
You can't call yourself a real gearhead if you haven't heard about the Nürburgring or understand what it represents. Nestled in the thickly forested Eifel mountains, about an hour-and-half drive from Frankfurt, the Nürburgring is the
Fancy a flat-out, silent run around the Green Hell?
How does one prove that one's car is sporty? Why, take it to the Nürburgring, of course. A handful of laps clearly wasn't enough for Jaguar, though, because it has now decided that the I-Pace should become a
It seems Elon Musk has set his sights on a ’Ring record
Hello and welcome to today's edition of 'What bonkers ideas has Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted now?" His new wizard-wheeze is simple: "Model S on the Nürburgring next week." See?This is curious. Tesla is, let's face it,
Your move, Tesla
In case you haven't noticed from the incessant, seemingly daily drip-feed of information, Porsche is set to release its first all-electric car very soon-the Taycan.But now it's laid down a real benchmark, having sent the big
Times have changed
Chinese cars are rubbish? It looks like another nail has been driven into this line of thought's coffin.Cyan Racing (formerly known as Polestar) and Lynk & Co, a Swedish-Chinese car manufacturer owned by Geely, have just broken not one, but
Part of the Japanese carmaker’s new technical center in Shimoyama
The Nürbugring Nordschleife is one of the world's most grueling road courses for car testing and development, but if you're a Japanese carmaker based halfway across the globe, it's not like you can turn up there anytime you
His focus will be on the future of automotive technology
Big things are happening over in Detroit. Mark Reuss, a career-long company man at General Motors, has been named the company's new president, effective immediately."Mark's global operational experience, deep product knowledge, and strong leadership will serve us well
Looks like fun though
Drifting is usually banned at the Nürburgring. Sensible idea, actually. The internet hosts a trillion crashy videos to demonstrate why exuberant behaviour is not advisable on the Nordschleife. So, if you're a champion drifter with special permission to slew sideways
And expensive, too
And here we are on a mundane Monday morning glued to a computer monitor. A sub-1,000hp Italian supercar, an empty factory, and a high-end camera drone--that's all we ask. It's not too much, is it?We'
By a whopping 52 seconds
This is big. Porsche has not only broken the Nurburgring all-time lap record, but smashed it into pieces.Porsche already held the record, courtesy of Stefan Bellof's scintillating 6m 11.13s qualifying lap from a sports car race in 1983.
A hard-fought battle
The Nurburgring 24 hours may be the greatest race in the world. We've long suspected it, and the 2018 event has done nothing to dilute our love for it. That a 24-hour long race can be decided within the final
You don't need a reason, do you?
As unlikely combos go, the Ford F-150 Raptor and Nurburgring is right up there. Mixing the two shouldn't work, but as drift ace Vaughn Gittin Jr so brilliantly demonstrates in this video, it so, so does.Watch as he slithers
It achieved a sub-7 minute time
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has lapped the Nurburgring in 6m 56.4s. If that doesn't mean anything, allow us to add context. The time makes it one of the world's fastest production cars to blitz one of the world'
But can it take on an active Mayon?
Meet the new 'Boot,' a new buggy from Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. It's a modern take on the 1967 Hurst Baja Boot that Steve McQueen once owned and raced in the legendary Baja 1000 and Mint 400. And to understand the new
The hits and controversies
Fastest production car: Porsche 911 GT2 RS (6min 47.3sec)Porsche ends 2017 avenging its vanquished ex-lap record holder, the 918 Spyder. Its ultimate road-going 911-the 691hp, 340kph GT2 RS-set a new production car record in October 2017,
"Sharper, crisper and even more exciting"
The fastest production car around the Nürburgring, no less...Indeed. In a weird twist of fate, I was driving the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS at Silverstone on the day of the bombshell.Five seconds faster than the Lamborghini Huracán
Will it become the new king?
Nowadays, if you don't pop off for a drive around the Nürburgring's famously dangerous northern loop and come back within seven minutes you're not worth talking about. The Porsche 918, Lamborghini Aventador SV, Huracán Performante, Radical SR8
Quicker than a Huracan Performante
Yep, another Nurburgring lap headline. And another variant in the dizzying array of 911s. But surely even the most hardened of cynics can concede that a 6-minute 47.3-second lap by a Porsche 911 GT2 RS is pretty special.Especially
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