Watching N24 at home: Getspeed App

We’re living in exciting times as conventional media (television, magazines, even ‘plain old’ websites) struggle to keep up with social media. And over the next few days I’ll be posting a few options for you guys to follow the 24hrs of Nürburgring, and here’s the first one.

(To be honest, I’m insanely jealous of this, and I wish we had it for our little Milltek Fiesta)

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VIDEO: Manthey Racing just tuned a Cayman GT4 and it did this 7m29s superlap

Manthey Racing, the Porsche-owned, semi-factory tuning and racing shop here at the ‘Ring just tuned a Cayman GT4.

Considering that these are the guys who helped develop and build the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, there was little doubt it was going to be fast. But did you ever think it would be THIS fast?

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VIDEO: Onboard and Outside a ‘typical’ Schwedenkreuz spin

Thanks to a rare collaboration between a Nürburgring driver and a Nürburgring crash-YouTuber, I’m about to share two different views of a perennially common crash.

Yep, the Schwedenkreuz spin, as demonstrated by a lovely BMW E30 only this Monday.

So let’s take a look at the videos:

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VIDEO: Koenigsegg are back at the Nordschleife!

As promised last month in an official statement, Koenigsegg arrived at the Nordschleife this week, testing an Agera One:1 during the famous “Industrie Pool” sessions.

With such a high-profile, and high-performance, hypercar hitting the Nürburgring, it would be no surprise if the internet was set alight with rumours of 6-minute-something laptimes… Continue reading VIDEO: Koenigsegg are back at the Nordschleife!

iRacing just ran an official VLN race, and here it is!

There’s little doubt that the gap between virtual and reality is closing faster than a GT3 and an MX5 along the Döttinger Höhe. And this weekend was a water-shed moment for fans of the Nürburgring and racing sims.

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VIDEO: Gorgeous Peugeot 205 GTi overtakes on wrong side, then crashes.

Fans of French clutter, look away now. What you’re going to see now may cause emotional distress. Yes, after this accident on Sunday, there’s one less 205 GTi on the road. Sad times indeed.

For my none-European, none-car-nerd readers, let me explain something. The 205 GTi is a legendary car for many reasons, not all of them good:

  • Incredibly responsive handling
  • Great power to weight ratio from its peppy 8-valve motor
  • Snappy lift-off oversteer from its unforgiving torsion-beam rear axle

And what happens in the video below is more to do with the latter point than the first two…

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VIDEO: 2017 Camaro Z/28 crashes at Adenauer Forst, Nürburgring

Oh man, no sooner had I posted a load of photos of the Camaro team testing hard at the Nordschleife, when THIS happens.

And by THIS, I mean a big ol’ Nordschleife four-wheel-alignment. Check out the video below, to see what I mean!

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Chevy just went full-crazy with the 2017 Camaro Z28

The fifth-generation Camaro Z/28 was a 7-litre, dry-sumped beast of a race car that set a staggeringly fast lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife back in 2013. And now it looks like Chevy want to turn the volume knob to 11 for 2017… check this out:

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VLN2: Picking up the pieces

By now it’s no secret that our little Fiesta ST had a little problem in the second VLN of 2016. But that’s not to say that we didn’t make progress or didn’t have an awesome weekend.

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Blog: Lucky escapes?

The second Green Hell Driving Day was even busier than the first. Considering that Thursday was a bank-holiday in many European countries, where today wasn’t, I was quite surprised by that.

The queues started nearly 30 minutes before the track opened this morning, and ED Tankstelle ran out of 98RON by mid-afternoon. I spent more time queueing in the RingTaxi than driving it on track (and considering I cut queues with official permission, whenever possible, that’s quite an achievement!). But I’m going to do a full story on the queuing later…

With the weather continuing to improve all the time, blue skies and mid-20s ahead, things might get crazier before they get better.

And talk of crazy, check this out:

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