The Viper ACR is officially hunting a Nürburgring laptime

They’re here. They’ve arrived. The Vipers are pounding the Nürburgring Nordschleife even as I write this article. Don’t believe me? Watch the short video I made this morning trackside.

After rounds of crowdfunding, corporate sponsorship and a helluva-lot of bloody-mindedness, the guys have managed to get both Vipers here, a crew of mechanics and engineers, and two professional drivers. But it’s been 7 years since they were last here.

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VIDEO: AC Schnitzer ACL2 is a ‘Show-Car’ with real Nürburgring “Go”

It’s called the ACL2, and it’s a heavily modified F22 BMW 235i built by German tuners AC Schnitzer. The Aachen-based firm has a long history of tuning BMWs, but still, this must be slightly irking for the guys behind the mega-bucks M4 GTS. Continue reading VIDEO: AC Schnitzer ACL2 is a ‘Show-Car’ with real Nürburgring “Go”

VIDEO: This is the new Camaro ZL1 1LE doing a 7m16s lap of the Nürburgring

While the Dodge Demon focussed on power, acceleration and straightline drag racing to make it’s name. The new Camaro 1LE returned to the Nürburgring. With ‘only’ 640hp on tap from it’s supercharged V8, this muscle car can’t be underestimated…

…because it just did a 7m16s lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

And you can watch it right here: Continue reading VIDEO: This is the new Camaro ZL1 1LE doing a 7m16s lap of the Nürburgring

This Sunday is the Nürburgring’s 90th birthday

The Nürburgring Nordschleife isn’t the oldest racetrack in the world, but with 90 years of racing under its belt, but I’m going to go on record as saying it’s the best.

Construction started in September 1925, but the epic circuit we all know and love wasn’t completed until late Spring in 1927.

And that first race? Continue reading This Sunday is the Nürburgring’s 90th birthday

VIDEO: Bike vs. Car, it’s ugly.

Now any collision between a ton-and-a-half of car and some poor bloke on a bike is going to be ugly.

But luckily for the biker, he lives to ride another day. If he feels like it…

…because from this angle I’ve got to say: damn, he really screwed that up.

Watch for yourself:

Points I would note, in no particular order:

  1. The Porsche Cayman GT4 is on the left side of the track, which is the correct side to overtake.
  2. The biker had panicked and is running wide. It’s arguable that he would have crashed whether or not the Porsche was there.
  3. No doubt the biker will point out that a Porsche passing on the outside is enough to put most people off their line.
  4. Lastly, passing in a corner is a really dodgy move. I’m not gonna say I’ve never done it, but passing a wobbly bike with inches to spare?

So with the benefit of perfect hindsight it becomes obvious that as the biker, it’s almost unnecessary to worry about who’s fault it is. Because tarmac hurts.

And as a car driver, leave plenty of room for bikers.

Schwedenkreuz proves it isn’t getting any easier

You’d think that with the proliferation of the internet and the reach of social media, that maybe the accident rate at the Nürburgring would slow down a little. That maybe, because most Nordschleife accidents are more widely viewed than ever before, visitors might be a little more cautious. Or at least, a little bit more aware of the consequences they face.

This BMW 5-series rolling over the fence into the forest at Schwedenkreuz sadly proves otherwise. Continue reading Schwedenkreuz proves it isn’t getting any easier

N24 LIVE STREAM // MILLTEK // TEAMBTG

It’s the biggest race of the year, the ultimate test on the ultimate race circuit. The Milltek GT86 Cup car is running against legends like the Opel Manta and Clio Cup in class SP3. Luke and myself have been joined by Werner and Moritz Gusenbauer.

We are in box 25, supported by the whole Milltek family and the Manheller Racing team.

This is it. No turning back. It’s #N24h

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ALL LIVE STREAMS LISTED HERE: nri.ng/24hlive

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Onboard video: NIO EP1 does a 6m45s lap of the Nürburgring

The next chapter of the electric hypercar saga has landed in the form of this ridiculously-fast onboard lap from last Friday. Yes, the NIO EP1 was back again on a privately hired Nordschleife, and in between the showers Peter Dumbreck threw  down this 6m45s lap. Continue reading Onboard video: NIO EP1 does a 6m45s lap of the Nürburgring

VIDEO: Civic Type-R rollover at Brünnchen.

I can’t say this enough: Don’t hit kerbs at the Nürburgring without fully understanding exactly how big they are and what they will do to your car.

This video will show exactly why.

Continue reading VIDEO: Civic Type-R rollover at Brünnchen.

VIDEO: Watch that horrific airborne Clio crash from directly behind

The Clio crash on Saturday was without a doubt the talk of the Nürburgring for the last couple of days. The driver, who I won’t name, was no stranger to the Nürburgring, but his crash was spectacular, garnering 100,000 views in only a couple of days.

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