UPDATE: Did AMG ‘cheat’ their 7m10s GT R laptime? No they didn’t!

OH NO! Say it ain’t so Mercedes-AMG! Yep… those look like low-profile Michelin slicks on standard AMG GT R rims right next to the car that did the lap record with Christian Gebhardt / sport auto. Continue reading UPDATE: Did AMG ‘cheat’ their 7m10s GT R laptime? No they didn’t!

ONBOARD: New 7m10s AMG GT-R is fastest SportAuto lap ever

It’s no secret that the guys at Affalterbach are gunning for Porsche with their latest range of supersports machinery. And when I first saw the green beast, the AMG GT R, I guessed it was aimed at the 991 GT3.

So imagine everybody’s surprise when, in a “real-world” Sport Auto lap, it goes even faster than the money-can’t-buy Porsche 918 Spyder!

Watch the video below…

Continue reading ONBOARD: New 7m10s AMG GT-R is fastest SportAuto lap ever

VIDEO: Cold weather rocks, Golf Clubsport S reaffirms own record with 7m47s

Yes, BTG was right, and on October 26th VW was indeed setting another lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the Golf Clubsport S.

Continue reading VIDEO: Cold weather rocks, Golf Clubsport S reaffirms own record with 7m47s

Rock Am Ring returns to the Nürburgring

After two years away, Germany’s biggest open-air rock festival will return to the Nürburgring in 2017. This is big news for many of the local businesses, but also signals a move towards ‘normality’ for the new Nürburgring management.

Continue reading Rock Am Ring returns to the Nürburgring

VIDEO: NextEV claim crazy-fast 7m04s Nürburgring laptime

Remember that suspiciously unrecognisable electric supercar that BTGers spotted last month? It was the Chinese NextEV prototype and now we can enjoy the fruits of their marketing labours.

Continue reading VIDEO: NextEV claim crazy-fast 7m04s Nürburgring laptime

VIDEO: Is Schwedenkreuz the most dangerous corner on the Nürburgring?

If you consult Google Maps, the fast left-hander that is Schwedenkreuz doesn’t really look like much trouble at all. A 30º left-hander with no real drama at all.

So why does the next video show just so much car carnage?

Sit down, watch this 2016 Schwedenkreuz crash compilation video, and I’ll try to explain. Continue reading VIDEO: Is Schwedenkreuz the most dangerous corner on the Nürburgring?

VIDEO: Onboard the Nordschleife Backwards in the 300hp RingMini

Achim’s RingMini is a #RingTool that most regulars have already met. Generally it only emerges on to the Nordschleife when it’s wet and slippery. Continue reading VIDEO: Onboard the Nordschleife Backwards in the 300hp RingMini

2017 Nürburgring Race Dates confirmed (VLN, N24, and more…)

The VLN championship organisation have just confirmed their 2017 race dates, and in doing so they’ve cemented a large part of the Nürburgring calendar. Continue reading 2017 Nürburgring Race Dates confirmed (VLN, N24, and more…)

PHOTOS: Backwards around the Karussell with the RKA

This morning the Rally Köln Ahrweiler (RKA) hit the Nürburgring Nordschleife backwards. It’s something we’ve all been looking forward to the whole week.

And the drivers have probably been excited about all year! Continue reading PHOTOS: Backwards around the Karussell with the RKA

Rally Köln Ahrweiler hits the Nürburgring tomorrow

The leaves are dropping off the trees, and guys in orange jackets are gathering around random road junctions in the Eifel. It can mean only one thing…

… the Rally Köln Ahrweiler is about to begin! Continue reading Rally Köln Ahrweiler hits the Nürburgring tomorrow

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