This isn’t just a great onboard video of a hot new BMW M-car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. It marks a radical departure for the Bavarian brand – all the other M-car laptimes you’ll find scattered around the internet are based on unsubstantiated claims or SportAuto magazine hotlaps. Continue reading VIDEO: Onboard M4 GTS 7m28s FULL lap
Because, let’s be honest, without some sort of video proof, I don’t believe it, and neither should you. Facebook is wonderful in many ways, but the propogation of unfounded rumour as a series of clickbait headlines just pisses me off.
With speedlimits in places, and laptimes forbidden for most of 2015, I just don’t see how or when it happened. There are many and numerous other reasons which I will explain below.
I’m not normally the guy to simply post up manufacturer propaganda… sorry… “marketing” videos on my blog without a good reason. But…
… That Lotus 3-Eleven is just gorgeous. Pure, frivolous trackday fun. No roof, no worries. I love it! The Norfolk guys were here the same week that I caught an Alfa Giulia napping in TF. Restricted on time, they used both the Industrie Pool sessions AND public sessions to develop the car.
About a month ago, the internet was set alight with a wholly unsubstantiated rumour that the new Alfa Giula QV had done a 7m49s laptime of the Nordschleife. I rolled my eyes and ignored it.
But now, thanks to this week’s official dog-and-pony show at Frankfurt, I face the even more remarkable rumour that it’s done a 7m39s full lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
And I can’t bite my tongue (or typing fingers) any longer.
In twenty years time we’ll all look back at three-pedal cars and wonder how we managed to drive them.
Or maybe we’ll just look back at videos like this and remember that driving cars is fun.
The Lamborghini Aventador is no stranger to the Nordschleife, and has been spotted testing here many times before.
But this video isn’t just any old testing, oh no. This is a wickedly fast lap that makes the Porsche 918 hypercar look a little overpriced.
Check it out below:
I’ll be honest, I’d almost forgotten about this video, which dropped on to YouTube only last week. It’s Christian Gebhardt doing the Sport Auto Superlap in the new Porsche Cayman GT4.