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VIDEO: Why checking your mirrors is quite important on the ‘Ring

It’s an argument that’s probably as old as the Nurburgring Nordschleife itself. When an overtake results in a crash, both drivers will normally blame each other. In some circumstances it’s hard to ever place blame on one driver completely. Continue reading VIDEO: Why checking your mirrors is quite important on the ‘Ring

ONBOARD: New 7m10s AMG GT-R is fastest SportAuto lap ever

It’s no secret that the guys at Affalterbach are gunning for Porsche with their latest range of supersports machinery. And when I first saw the green beast, the AMG GT R, I guessed it was aimed at the 991 GT3.

So imagine everybody’s surprise when, in a “real-world” Sport Auto lap, it goes even faster than the money-can’t-buy Porsche 918 Spyder!

Watch the video below…

Continue reading ONBOARD: New 7m10s AMG GT-R is fastest SportAuto lap ever

VIDEO: Cold weather rocks, Golf Clubsport S reaffirms own record with 7m47s

Yes, BTG was right, and on October 26th VW was indeed setting another lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the Golf Clubsport S.

Continue reading VIDEO: Cold weather rocks, Golf Clubsport S reaffirms own record with 7m47s

VIDEO: Onboard the Nordschleife Backwards in the 300hp RingMini

Achim’s RingMini is a #RingTool that most regulars have already met. Generally it only emerges on to the Nordschleife when it’s wet and slippery. Continue reading VIDEO: Onboard the Nordschleife Backwards in the 300hp RingMini

VIDEO: Ferrari 488 GTB time attack on the Nordschleife

Ferrari’s latest 670hp twin-turbo has been gathering praise in magazine roadtests around the world. But true Nürburgring fans are always really waiting for the Sport Auto Supertest.

Sport Auto have been laptime testing every important sportscar around the Nürburgring Nordschleife since 1995.

In recent years Horst von Saurma has been replaced by Christian Gebhardt, but the laps continue: Continue reading VIDEO: Ferrari 488 GTB time attack on the Nordschleife

VIDEO: Coolant spills are scary

Having been on both ends of a coolant spill, several times, they’re one of my biggest fears on the Nürburgring. And thanks to Daniel’s onboard video, you can see for yourself how scary it is. Continue reading VIDEO: Coolant spills are scary

VIDEO: 10-speed automatic Camaro ZL1 does 7m29s around the ‘Ring

Chevrolet are really on a roll at the moment, and they’re turning out some cars with blistering spec-sheets. To that list of forum-conflict-winning arguments, you can now add the 2017 Camaro ZL1.

Because this 1800kg* monster is now nearly as capable around the Nordschleife as a BMW M4 GTS, or at least, so you’d think…

Continue reading VIDEO: 10-speed automatic Camaro ZL1 does 7m29s around the ‘Ring

VIDEO: Watch Farfus go 6m14s BTG in a BMW M4 DTM

What’s even more mind boggling than that headline is that he had a passenger, and he wasn’t even trying that hard.

In fact, he slows down several times (for reasons as yet unknown) and even has time to high-five the lucky guy on the terror-seat!

You’ll just have to pick up your jaw from off of that floor and check out the video further down the page. It’s worth it.

Continue reading VIDEO: Watch Farfus go 6m14s BTG in a BMW M4 DTM

VIDEO: 7m22s BTG in a BMW M2 by Laptime Performance

It’s no secret that earlier this week, we enjoyed a thoroughly awesome trackday with Schnelleschwaben. And the keen-eyed BTG Facebook fans might have spotted that Simon brought his latest creation along for a shake-down run. Continue reading VIDEO: 7m22s BTG in a BMW M2 by Laptime Performance

VIDEO: Nürburgring FWD wet-lap tips and tricks

Contrary to popular opinion, a front-wheel-drive (FWD) car is NOT the work of the devil. When designed properly they’re awesome, especially in the wet! Continue reading VIDEO: Nürburgring FWD wet-lap tips and tricks