Tag Archives: Nurburgring lap time

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ sets 6:44.97 Nürburgring production car lap record

Lamborghini's upcoming Aventador SVJ has lapped the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in a time of 6:44.97, the automaker confirmed Thursday. That's a new record for production cars, and it's over 2.0 seconds quicker than the previous record of 6:47.3 set by a Porsche 911 GT2 RS last September. Doing the driving was Lamborghini tester Marco Mapelli, the same...

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Porsche boasts about its record-breaking Nürburgring run

Late last month, Porsche utterly obliterated the all-time Nürburgring record lap time with its 919 Hybrid Evo. Now, the German luxury and sports car maker is crowing about its achievement with a celebratory video. And Porsche crows loud and proud. Why shouldn't it? The marque held the previous all-time record of 6:11.13 set by Stefan Bellof in a...

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Porsche 919 Evo obliterates Nürburgring record with 5:19 run

It's official. Porsche's 919 Evo with Timo Bernhard behind the wheel clocked an unbelievable 5:19.55 lap time at the Nürburgring on Friday, completely destroying the previous all-time record of 6:11.13 set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 C back in 1983. It means Porsche still holds both the all-time record for the 12.9-mile...

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Porsche might be chasing the Nürburgring’s all-time record with the 919 Evo

Free from any kind of regulations, Porsche's 919 Evo tribute car in April claimed the all-time lap record at Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps, where its blistering 1:41.77 time managed to eclipse the previous record of 1.42.55 set by Lewis Hamilton in his 2017 Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 car during a qualifying flyer. Now Porsche might have its eyes set on the...

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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS sets 6:56.4 Nürburgring lap time

It's a Porsche RS so you know it's going to be fast but we bet you'd have never guessed that the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS could lap the Nürburgring in under seven minutes. Remember, this is a sports car equipped with a naturally aspirated six-cylinder. But somehow Porsche has done it, with a green GT3 RS equipped with the car's available Weissach...

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AMG boss thinks Project One will break all-time Nürburgring record of 6:11.13

The upcoming Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is without question going to be fast: it's a street-legal car with a Formula 1 race car's powertrain. Now it seems the Project One might set a new bar for defining fast: destroying the all-time Nürburgring lap record. AMG boss Tobias Moers told Autocar that "it's reasonable to speculate" the brand's new...

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Documentary details Dodge Viper ACR’s record-setting Nürburgring run

Last year, we waved goodbye to one of the most iconic American sports cars of all time, the Dodge Viper. In a fitting sendoff, 378 fans funded a trip to send the Viper, specifically a Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, to the Nürburgring for one last run. The effort made history when the Viper ACR clocked the fastest time for a rear-wheel-drive car...

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Camaro chief says he’d like to see a sub-7:00 ‘Ring time

Last June, a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE managed to lap Germany's Nürburgring Nordschleife in a time of only 7:16.04. It's a time only a handful of rear-wheel-drive cars have beaten, and coming as no surprise they're all a lot more expensive than the Chevy. But the 640-horsepower ZL1 1LE isn't the end of the performance road, at least as far as the...

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Lamborghini Aventador replacement likely to have V-12 aided by electrification

The Lamborghini Aventador is a technological marvel, with its Formula 1-inspired inboard dampers, all-wheel drive, rear-wheel steering, and V-12 engine. The stunning supercar dates back to 2011, so it's due for replacement fairly soon. We have reported that 2020 could be the target date for an Aventador successor. By that time, nine years will have elapsed...

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