Two dead, three injured in Kesselchen crash

I’m saddened to confirm that two tourists are dead and three more people were injured in a crash on the so-called “fourth left” of Kesselchen on the Nürburgring Nordschleife today.

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Behold the new Porsche 911 GT2

This is it, the Porsche 911 GT2RS, in its 991.2 form. Traditionally the “widow-maker” of the Porsche family, it promises Porsche Turbo S levels of power and torque in a GT3.RS body and chassis. Continue reading Behold the new Porsche 911 GT2

Koenigsegg don’t play by the “rules”

WOW… When I wrote my analysis of the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 Nürburgring Nordschleife crash on Tuesday, I thought that would be the end of the tale. But apparently not… Continue reading Koenigsegg don’t play by the “rules”

FLASHBACK: Caterham R620 at the ‘Ring

There’s something about driving a Caterham that just makes me smile. It’s real driving with all the ‘fluff’ cut out. No ABS, no power assistance, just you and the  machine. If you’re a bad driver, most Caterhams will just feel difficult or awkward. Like your actions are being tolerated, but at some point in the future the car might decide to do something else.

But the Caterham R620 is a bit more direct than that. It doesn’t whisper behind your back about bad steering input. It doesn’t leave snide notes pinned to the kitchen notice board about a wavering throttle position. It steps up toe-to-toe with its driver and then attempts to kill him. Continue reading FLASHBACK: Caterham R620 at the ‘Ring

This is the new Lamborghini Huracan Superleggara trying to set a laptime

During Industrie Pool weeks, it’s not unusual for the public sessions to be delayed ten minutes. When this happens it’s usually for one reason; a laptime.

Tonight it was the Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera…

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Win a free trackday place on Monday’s Schnelleschwaben Nordschleife event

BTG has a FREE trackday place to give away worth €799! Your first clue is below… Continue reading Win a free trackday place on Monday’s Schnelleschwaben Nordschleife event

UPDATE: Koenigsegg One:1 crash at Foxhole

Standing at the entrance to the Nordschleife, with around 50 hopeful RingTaxi customers, I hear some bad news on the radio. There’s been a crash in the industry pool. It’s a big one. A fast one.

At the exit of the foxhole.

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VIDEO and GALLERY: Lamborghini Superleggara at the RING

It’s not quite full-on “supercar season” yet, that’s typically a little bit later in the year. But the famous Industrie Pool sessions are definitely getting a bit faster as more and more exotic cars arrive with the (supposedly) better weather.

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VIDEO: Bikers barely avoid spinning Porsche

It’s all fun and games until somebody hits the grass. And when this Porsche 911 hits the grass at the outside of Metzgesfeld, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was all over.

I certainly expected the Porker to hit the barrier pretty hard. Luckily for him, the ground was dry enough to allow just enough friction for the car to change direction.

Video below:

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