**THIS IS WORK-IN-PROGRESS**
A lot of people ask me “which car should I hire for the Nürburgring?”… and with so many options on the crowded Nürburgring rental market, the answers just aren’t that simple.
First of all, you should be honest with yourself:
- How much car do you NEED?
- How much do you WANT?
- How much can you HANDLE?
It’s no good coming to the ‘Ring and hiring a Porsche 911 GT3 if you’ve got no Nürburgring experience and no Porsche experience. I’m a big believer in small and cheap rentals for the Touristenfahrten (public driving) sessions, where the risks are high and the laptimes are slow.
So what is this table?
It’s a little list of the rental cars I’ve driven, a quick overview of the prices, potential and ‘fun-factor’. I’ve even cut through the pricing bullshit bingo and worked out the real ‘rental’ cost of the car for a typical 4-lap evening rental or 10-lap Sunday rental. Note that every company has it’s own policy for packages, and I’ve presumed that you’ll want to buy your own lap tickets and refuel the car before you give it back – the so-called ‘Basic’ rental.
(4 laps, basic)
(10 laps, basic)
|Transmission||Cage/Seat/Harnesses||BTG Driver Fun Rating||BTG Bracket||Video link|
|8AT||Full cage, Recaro Pole Position, Schroth harness||7/10||8||https://youtu.be/Tyie_2TovnA|
|BMW 318is||Racer's Retreat||140hp||€70/lap||€73/lap||€1500||5MT||Full cage, Recaro Pole Position, Schroth harness||8/10||8.5|
|Suzuki Swift Sport||Rent4Ring||136hp||€65/lap||€50/lap||€6000|
|6MT||Full cage, Recaro Pole Position, Schroth harness||8/10||8.5||https://youtu.be/Gy8HC4jnNA8|
|Renaultsport Clio Cup||RentRacecar||220hp||€62/lap||€49/lap||€7900|
|6AT||Half cage, stock seats||9/10||8||https://youtu.be/GEK15wP85GA|