Articles about Nurburgring

It actually started out as a company presentation
Alois Ruf Jr. is explaining how to pronounce his surname. "Just say it as though it has two O's in it, like Fiddler on the Roof," he says with a smile.The briefest of pauses, and he continues: "'Ruf,' in German,
He’ll be reuniting with his championship-winning RB7 from 2011
Sebastian Vettel retired from Formula 1 at the end of last season, but far from putting his feet up, the four-time champion has instead set his sights on the most fearsome racetrack on the planet-the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Yes!He
It won its class too
On regular days, the Nürburgring sees a wide range of vehicles do a lap or two. There's the 'usual' Porsche 911 and BMW M3, as well as some oddities such as pickups and base model economy cars. But during last
It's called the Type R S
The Honda Civic Type R recently made headlines for becoming the fastest front-wheel drive car to ever lap the demanding Nürburgring Nordschleife. However, the record run was met with some controversy when 'Ring Raider and Youtuber Mischa Charoudin pointed out
The Type R reclaims its title
The new Honda Civic Type R has followed in the tire tracks of its predecessor by leaving the rest of the front-wheel driven world for dust. Yep, it's broken the Nurburgring lap record again. Honda says the car's development
You can bet rivals are working on this
Porsche has set a new lap record at the Nürburgring for production road cars. Its 691hp 911 GT2 RS-fitted with a new Manthey Performance Kit-managed a stonking lap time of 6min 43.3sec around the 'official' 20.832km circuit.
Long live the queen
Officials at the Nürburgring have announced that a corner will be renamed in honor of Sabine Schmitz, who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year.The first corner on the Nordschleife-a left-hander after turning off the Grand Prix
This Bimmer is for those who find the M4 too subtle
Hands up if you find the latest BMW M3 and M4 are actually a touch too subtle for you. We don't see many hands. Those sheepishly sticking their mitts up at the back, though? Let's hope you have a racing
“The Top Gear family will miss her terribly, as will her army of fans”
The motoring world lost one of its true legends last night, when the powerful and irrepressible Sabine Schmitz passed away, aged just 51.Already a key figure at the Nürburgring after becoming the first and still the only woman to win
The Nordschleife BtG section, to be exact
The Toyota GR Yaris is a true hot hatch. We haven't driven it ourselves yet, but we're taking the word of the guys from Top Gear UK for it. It's tiny, it's fast, and it looks like a
And almost 300hp
Don't get too excited. The new Golf GTI Clubsport is not the follow-up to 2016's Nürburgring front-wheel-drive record-holder, the Clubsport S. It's not a limited edition and precisely no effort has been made to
Watch the new ’Stang burn some rubber around a real track
Ford turned the heads of a lot of purists when it officially unveiled the all-new Mustang Mach 1 a few months back. We're guessing, though, that unlike with the Mach-E, people took notice of the Mach 1 for positive
The revised calendar currently has 13 races
We bring good news and bad news from the world of Formula 1.First up, the bad: F1 has confirmed it won't travel to the Americas in 2020 "due to the fluid nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local restrictions,
Honda’s hot hatch continues to break records
It's hard to believe the Honda Civic Type R's record-breaking Nürburgring blitz is already half a decade old. While the vehicle no longer holds the record for fastest front-wheel-drive car around the 'Ring-it has since
The company has competed in the race for the past 12 years
One carmaker will noticeably be absent from this year's 24 Hours Nürburgring.Subaru Tecnica International (STI), which has participated in the race since it first joined the series in 2008, has announced that it will not be participating in the
*To the ones in the locality, at least
The Nürburgring's 'Touristenfahrten' sessions-where the whole 21km Nordschleife is opened to the public-are the stuff of automotive legend. Something every petrolhead ought to have on his bucket list. Around 170 were planned for 2020, but the COVID-19
What's your favorite?
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
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