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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: 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

VIDEO: The wannabe sub-7 Corvette has a dirty secret

It’s no secret that the good ol’ boys at GM have brought their latest, hot-snot, Corvette to the Nürburgring. But have you seen the rear-end of this beast? It’s a mess.

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SPOILER ALERT: Lamborghini continue to tease us all

February 23rd arrived and Lamborghini did indeed drop more details about their much-rumoured Huracan, although they failed to reveal an actual laptime.

No matter, because now potential customers are revealing  their dealers are talking about a 6m52s lap. But let’s not talk about that too much until the video arrives… because that’s a full 5-seconds faster than the Porsche 918! Continue reading SPOILER ALERT: Lamborghini continue to tease us all

UPDATED: Lamborghini set to drop the new Huracan’s laptime next week

UPDATED: More video at the bottom of the page! If Donald Trump is upset about leaks in his security, he should have a talk with the bosses over at Sant’Agata Bolognese, Lamborghini HQ. Ever since the black bull rented the Nordschleife last year, it’s been widely believed that the Huracan Performante set a new Nürburgring laptime. Continue reading UPDATED: Lamborghini set to drop the new Huracan’s laptime next week

VIDEO: That 350hp mid-engine Hyundai RM16 in action

Just a quick update with a far-too-short video I shot in the evening. The little mid-engine Hyundai has generated a massive wave of interest around the world, but its appearances on the Nürburgring have been all too short and sporadic. Continue reading VIDEO: That 350hp mid-engine Hyundai RM16 in action

DO WANT: This 350hp mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive hatchback, Hyundai

Hyundai, it would seem, are pretty damn serious about their new ‘N’ performance brand. At first I thought their hottest new ‘N’ car might just be a 250hp i20. A contender for the Golf Mk6 Edition 30 of 2010.

But then I just saw this…

Continue reading DO WANT: This 350hp mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive hatchback, Hyundai

2017 Lamborghinis return to the ‘Ring

Lamborghini’s latest test-mules arrived back at the ‘Ring for the final testing session of 2016. The famous “Industrie Pool” sessions run for just another three weeks before winter arrives, and the teams move on to other test locations.

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VIDEO: Pagani Huayra BC testing at the Nürburgring

Pagani haven’t been to the Nürburgring in an official capacity for many years now.

(Excluding this weird and wholly unsubstantiated story from last year that’s still not been confirmed)

So it was a big surprise for me to see this Huayra BC hit the Nordschleife today in the official “Industrie Pool” testing session… Continue reading VIDEO: Pagani Huayra BC testing at the Nürburgring

SPOTTED: Five-door automatic Megane RS test mule

Ignore the GT badges on the front of this Megane, spotted testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife this week. Instead look at the wheels, the brakes, and those bolt-on arches.

Looking from the rear, those tyres are at least a 235 size, maybe bigger.

Oh yes, that’s mostly like a test-mule for the Megane RS. A new RenaultSport machine, and (I’m told by those in the know) a strong contender for fastest-ever front-wheel-drive to ever hit the ‘Ring. Continue reading SPOTTED: Five-door automatic Megane RS test mule