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Nurburgring (nurburgring)

Nurburgring (nurburgring)

Spending the day at the Nurburgring race track can be a dream come true and if you get the chance to see the coolest cars together as they whip around the track, then that dream intensifies to another level. You don’t have to take our word for it, though. Just take a look at this video.

A very lucky Youtube member, SpotterGijs, was at the right place at the right time. More precisely, he was at the Nurburgring race track on a day when a ton of Porsche models decided to meet for a "little" reunion. This gave him the opportunity to catch all of them creating an amazing engine symphony in one amazing video. The list of cars includes: 964 Carrera RS, 996 GT2 ,996 GT3 RS , Carrera GT , Cayman R , 997 GT3 RS , 997 GT2 , and lots more. We hope you’ll enjoy the video!

A few months ago, we caught wind of a new auto channel being developed on YouTube called DRIVE. The channel, which features some fascinating auto segments, is the brainchild of some of the most prominent auto journalists in the industry, including Chris Harris, Matt Farah, and Leo Parente.

A few days ago - actually, it was on the 1st of January - the channel finally went live with a debut episode focusing on one of the most famous races in the world - the 24 Hours of Nurburgring - and the overall experience behind it, particularly taken from the point of view of the people who have spent their lives devoted to the thrills of endurance racing.

The video is 13 minutes long, but rest assured, it’s worth every second, especially if you fancy knowing the history and esteem behind arguably the greatest 24-hour endurance race in history.

Get your popcorn ready, fellas; this video is a must-watch.

Once the new year begins, it’s good to look back and remember all of the good things that occurred during the previous year. That is exactly what Youtube user, cvdzijden, did when he created this video, which brings forth multiple Nissan GT-R models he caught on the Nurburgring throughout the past year. The video is appropriately described as an "invasion campaign of the Nurburgring ring," and one look at it will illustrate exactly why.

As a reminder, the Nissan GT-R is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 twin turbo engine that delivers a total 530 HP at 6,400rpm and a peak torque of 451 lbs-ft delivered between 3,200 to 6,000rpm. This engine is then coupled to a 6 speed dual clutch transmission hat, together, allow the sports car to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds.


While Mercedes has kind of delayed the real test for theMercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe , German magazine, Sport Auto, went ahead and tested the sports coupe for themselves, right where it matters: the Nurburgring. Their little soiree with the Black Series Coupe landed them a lap time of 7 minutes and 46 seconds, placing it between the Porsche Carrera S (7:44) and the BMW M3 GTS (7:48). In addition to the stellar lap time, the Merc also sprinted from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 13.9 seconds.

As a reminder, the Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe is powered by a 6.3 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 510 HP and 457 lb-ft of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 4.2 seconds, while top speed unfortunately is still limited to 155 mph. The Mercedes used in this exercise was also equipped with Dunlop Sport Maxx Race M0 tires.

Source: BenzBoost

Being able to catch a Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 testing around the Nurburgring race track isn’t something that happens all of the time. Lucky for us, SpotterGijs was able to catch not one, not two, but three (two white and one black) GT3 RS models looping around the race track in superb fashion.

The Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 is powered by a 4.0 liter engine producing an incredible 500 HP and 339 lb-ft of torque, a 50 HP and 22 lb-ft increase over the standard GT3 RS model. This added power will allow the GT3 RS 4.0 to get to the 62mph mark in a killer 3.9 seconds and up to 124 mph in under 12 seconds. The car already clocked an impressive 7:27 around the famous Nurburgring track, but that time may be just the beginning if this video is representative of anything!

Sit back and enjoy, the video is really worth every second!


The 2013 Nissan GT-R has been rumored to be significantly improved compared to the current model. The engine will deliver a total of 560 HP (up 30 HP over the 2012 GT-R ) and the suspension will also be significantly improved. So far, those modifications were not made in vain. It is rumored that, at its first testings around the Nurburgring race track, the 2013 GT-R has scored an impressive 7min 16secs lap time. If that time turns out to be accurate, that would make it 8 seconds faster than its predecessor’s time of 7:24.

According to Kazutoshi Mizuno, the father of the GT-R, the new model is "on average 3.1 - 4.9 mph faster through every corner there, and 3.1 mph faster on the final straight where the car now reaches 183.9 mph."

More details about this car will be revealed when it makes its world debut next week. A Track Pack and a Club Track Edition will follow shortrly thereafter.

Source: Pistonheads

Safety issues involving the McLaren MP4-12C may not be the only disappointing news surrounding the brand’s latest supercar. The MP4-12C was recently taken to the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit by Horst von Saurma, Editor-in-Chief of Sport Auto, and achieved a lap time of 7:28. A rather disappointing time considering McLaren ’s formidable reputation for speed.

This Nurburgring time positions the MP4-12C behind the Porsche GT2 RS’ impressive lap of 7:24, even though the GT2 RS posts a slower 0-60 mph sprint at 3.5 seconds to the McLaren’s 3.3 seconds. And that still doesn’t cover the best time at the Nurburgring.

The McLaren will fall even lower on the list thanks to the Lexus LF-A which reported a lap time of 7:14 when equipped with the Nurburgring Package . The Lexus is a full 14 seconds faster than the McLaren around the Nurburgring, but can only do the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.7 seconds.

With the McLaren MP4-12C sporting a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 592hp @ 7,000rpm and 443 lb-ft. of torque between 3,000 and 7,000rpm, we’re thinking a redo is in order. However, for now, the McLaren can take comfort in knowing it beat out the Ferrari 458 Italia’s lap time of 7:38.

Both the Subaru and Toyota versions of the FT-86 will be making their world debut in December at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, but Toyota will be utilizing their ingenious marketing strategies to unveil a race version of the FT-86. The car will make its debut at the German VLN series on the Nürburgring race track, similar to how they revealed the Lexus LF-A race car. It’s becoming sort of like a tradition of sorts for Toyota and Lexus to race with prototypes.

The FT-86 race car will be similar to the production model, but with a few changes to make it appropriate for the race track, including a huge rear wing, a roll cage for maximum protection, and improved performance. This means that the car we will be seeing at the Nurburgring will look almost the same as the one expected to arrive in December. All we need to do is train our eyes to strip away the livery so we can get a clear view.

We will have more details about this car after the official qualification tomorrow.

UPDATE 10/14/2011 : Fresh off the press, we have some new spy shots of the Toyota FT-86 Race Car as it qualifies itself around the Nurburgring. We also have some closeups of the racer from the pits, where the exterior and interior details are shown off in full glory. Enjoy!

Toyota FT-86 Race Car

Both the Subaru and Toyota versions of the FT-86 will be making their world debut in December at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, but Toyota will be utilizing their ingenious marketing strategies to unveil a race version of the FT-86. The car will make its debut at the German VLN series on the Nürburgring race track, similar to how they revealed the Lexus LF-A race car. It’s becoming sort of like a tradition of sorts for Toyota and Lexus to race with prototypes.

The FT-86 race car will be similar to the production model, but with a few changes to make it appropriate for the race track, including a huge rear wing, a roll cage for maximum protection, and improved performance. This means that the car we will be seeing at the Nurburgring will look almost the same as the one expected to arrive in December. All we need to do is train our eyes to strip away the livery so we can get a clear view.

We will have more details about this car after the official qualification tomorrow.

Audi RS5 Cabriolet

After first seeing patent drawings of the upcoming Audi RS5 Convertible , the car has finally been caught testing around the Nürburgring race track. The spy images reveal a bigger front spoiler,bigger brakes and wider fenders. At the back, however, it’s still S5 business as usual, with narrower rear fenders and S-type quad exhaust pipes. The model will also get new LED lights, a larger diffuser, and a rear spoiler that extends automatically at 74.56 mph.

As with the coupe version , the convertible version will use a standard 4.2 liter V8 engine with a total of 450 HP at 8,250 rpm and a peak torque of 317.15 lb-ft available between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in 4.6 seconds, while top speed will be limited to 155 mph. The top speed can be increased to more than 170 mph upon request.


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