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Porsche 911 Carrera S laps the Nürburgring in 7 min 38 seconds (w/VIDEO)

The performance of hyper cars around the Nürburgring, can sometimes be so overwhelming that we lose sight of what’s possible with cars which are considerably more affordable.

Recently, Porsche’s £650,000+ prototype 918 Spyder set a lap time of 7 minutes 14 seconds around the 12.9 mile Nordschleife, and although an awesomely quick time, it was propelled by a 784bhp hybrid powerplant and the optional “Weissach” performance package.

MINI John Cooper Works Coupé Endurance takes on the “Green Hell”

MINI has thrown its newest offspring into the toughest endurance race in the world, giving it a baptism of fire which should prove its sporting credentials. MINI used its experience gained over many years of MINI Challenge sprint racing, in the development of its new racing car for this unique event and this will be the first time the new MINI Coupe has been seen in public. No pressure then..

BMW M3: Nürburgring at the limit

The Nürburgring Nordschleife, once described by ex-F1 World Champion Jackie Stewart as the “Green Hell”, is a haven for vehicle development and testing, rewarding precise car control and testing the balance and stability of even the finest chassis.

Nissan releases details of its 2011 GT-R

Nissan seem to be following in the foot-steps of their arch nemesis, Porsche, with a range of GT-R versions to mark the 2011 model year. Granted, there’s still a long way to go before they catch up with the 26 variants of 911, but if it works for ze Germans, then why not for Japan’s most revered sports car maker.

Road Magazine – Issue 9

Hot Hatch heaven and thrills from Das Green Hell 24HR Rennen, plus Ford Focus RS tracktest, B-road blast in Renault’s R26-R, First drive of VW’s Scirocco TSi and Subaru’s Impreza 330S STi, Nurburgring 24hr exclusive with Tim Schrick’s amazing Aston and the rest of the mentalists. Also ROAD 2 for all things two-wheeled.