Tag Archives: Nurburgring lap time

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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8 questions about the Lamborgini Urus with R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani

Lamborghini is preparing to take a big step that could define the future of the quintessential Italian supercar builder. Yes, the brand has had an SUV before. The LM002 was a Hummer-like SUV from 1986 to 1993, but it didn't have the impact the new Urus promises to deliver. The Urus, set to go on sale in U.S. in September, should double the size of the...

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8 questions about the Lamborgini Urus with R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani

Lamborghini is preparing to take a big step that could define the future of the quintessential Italian supercar builder. Yes, the brand has had an SUV before. The LM002 was a Hummer-like SUV from 1986 to 1993, but it didn't have the impact the new Urus promises to deliver. The Urus, set to go on sale in U.S. in September, should double the size of the...

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Porsche owns the ‘Ring record for towing

Porsche is currently king of the Nürburgring, thanks to the bonkers 2018 911 GT2 RS, but the German luxury brand set yet another lap record you may not have heard about. That's because this time it's not about all-out speed and a Porsche 911. Instead, it involves a Panamera Sport Turismo, a tractor, and a trailer. The brand set a record lap time for...

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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sets record 7:21.23 Nürburgring lap

Jaguar said on Tuesday that a specially prepared version of its XE compact luxury sedan—a model that's earmarked for production—lapped Germany's famous Nürburgring Nordschleife in a record-breaking 7:21.23. That's the fastest time ever posted for a production-intent sedan, the automaker touted at a press event on the sidelines of the Los...

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio the fastest SUV around the ‘Ring

Alfa Romeo's Stelvio in Quadrifoglio guise is now the fastest SUV around the Nürburgring. The 505-horsepower SUV needed just 7:51.7 to lap the circuit, squashing the previous record of 7:59.7 set by the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S in 2014. Alfa Romeo also holds the fastest time for a sedan, with its Giulia Quadrifoglio in 2016 requiring just 7:32 for...

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets record 6:47.3 Nürburgring lap time

All hail the new king of the ‘Ring. Porsche has done it. The German sports car marque's latest baby, the 2018 911 GT2 RS, has lapped the punishing Nürburgring-Nordschleife in time of only 6:47.3. That's the new record for production cars, and it was achieved with drive only going to the rear wheels. More amazing still is that Porsche...

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Did Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS just set a sub-7:00 ‘Ring time?

We all know the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a fast car. The 700-horsepower rating will tell you that. But is it the fastest in production car history? Possibly. Porsche has been out testing the 991-series GT2 RS at the Nürburgring, and according to enthusiast site Bridge to Gantry the car needed less than seven minutes to complete a lap. Bridge to...

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