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Radical aim for new 'production' car lap record at the Nürburgring

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Radical Sportscar are aiming for a new production car lap record at the Nürburgring with their new RXC Turbo 500. In fact, they're so confident of their attempt that they've even included a date: August 2015. But is it hype, hysteria or a realistic proposition?

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New Porsche Cayman GT4 plays hard on the Nürburgring - or does it?

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I wlll make no apologies for this post. I am a Nürburgring Nordschleife geek. I left my native country of Great Britain just to live here. I've driven so many thousands of laps that I lost count around five years ago, and raced here in all conditions.

So believe me when I say that Porsche just faked the Cayman GT4 'ring video...

>> See BOTH videos and read the full story here >> 

Read more: New Porsche Cayman GT4 plays hard on the Nürburgring - or does it?

No more free parking at the Nurburgring's Brunnchen

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The Nürburgring's journey from state property to privately-operated enterprise continues with the news that parking at Brünnchenn, Pflanzgarten and Schwalbenschwanz will be charged at €5 per day per car in 2015.

>> Read more here >>

Read more: No more free parking at the Nurburgring's Brunnchen

The first 2015 Nürburgring Trackdays added to the calendar!

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The first major trackday events of 2015 have just been announced, and they're pretty awesome!

>> Read the full story and see the calendar after the jump >>

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Provisional best-guess 2015 Nurburgring calendar

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It's that time of year again. And I'm not talking about Father Christmas, Thanksgiving, Robo Kwanzaa or any other religious festival. No, I'm talking about the Nürburgring Nordschleife opening times in 2015.

>> Read the full story here >>

Read more: Provisional best-guess 2015 Nurburgring calendar

Russian billionaire buys the Nurburgring

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The Nürburgring has a new owner, as Russian billionaire Viktor Kharitonin has swooped into the void left by a struggling Capricorn. So reports respected German business weekly the Wirtschafts Woche here.

The state of Capricorn’s finances have been a big question ever since the first day they were named owners incumbent by the German State government. Recently it was widely reported that Capricorn boss Robertino Wild was in financial dire straits, with accusations of his property and art collection being mortgaged twice over.

>> For the full story, please check out my column on Pistonheads.com >>

 

iRacing and the newest laser-scan of the Nürburgring Nordschleife

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This odd-looking Skoda is actally the key ingredient in creating an ultra-realistic Nürburgring Nordschleife for your next computer game. It was spotted entering the Nordschleife only this morning.

And on the same day American simulator specialists iRacing have announced title-sponsorship of September's Blancpain Endurance race at the Nürburgring - the Nürburgring 1000km.

Co-incidence?

>> Read the full story and see more photos after the jump >>

Read more: iRacing and the newest laser-scan of the Nürburgring Nordschleife

   

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