Jaguar’s 542bhp ‘R-S’ model, originally designed for U.S. customers has been given the go-ahead for sale in the UK, but at £135,000 on-the-road, Jaguar…
Nine minutes and 57.36 seconds. It doesn’t sound very fast for a Nürburgring Nordschleife record, but in a VW T5 2.0 Twin Turbo Diesel…
For the first time, an electrically-powered series production vehicle has lapped the Nürburgring Nordscheife in under eight minutes, and much to Audi’s chagrin it’s…
Mercedes brand ambassador Michael Schumacher will drive a 2011 Mercedes AMG F1 W02 around the Nürburgring Nordschleife on 19th May. The demonstration lap will…
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.
BMW began offering ‘driver training’ more than 35 years ago, offering drivers the chance to hone their skills at the wheel and get the most out of their cars. What began as a driving school has now been repackaged under the “BMW Driving Experience” and “MINI Driving Experience” banners under the oversight of BMW M GmbH.
Honda has some lofty ambitions for its next Civic Type R. Having remained a mostly sub-200bhp hatchback since it arrived on these shores back in 2001, the Type R is ready to rise above its humble origins and shoot for class honours.
In a tweet this morning, Honda UK announced a new Type R was on its way and “..it’s going to be fast!”
When the second-generation MINI John Cooper Works GP was announced in May, most observers guessed its 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine would produce around 230bhp. After all, the standard JCW MINI already offered 208bhp and its predecessor, the 2006 MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Tuning Kit was good for 214bhp.
The Americans have a saying, “There’s no substitute for cubic inches”, but of course engine size and power merely compensate for weight – nevertheless Ford’s 1.0-litre 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine still seems like a stonkingly impressive power plant.
I’ve been meaning to bring this to your attention for a while now, not that it’s a major piece of news but it is certainly interesting for those of us who enjoy discovering new tracks.
After bringing you news of Lexus’ attempt to break the production car record at the Nürburgring last week, the company have finally produced the on-board video of its driver, Akira Iida, and confirmed the time of 7:14.64.
LFA test driver and professional racer Akira Iida recorded a lap time of 7:14.64 in a fully road-legal LFA Nürburgring Package car, running on standard specification Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tyres. In conquering the famous German race track from which it takes its name, the LFA becomes the fastest series production car around ‘ring.
It’s the German Grand Prix this weekend and amongst all the promotional activities surrounding the event, one in particular stands out – especially if you’re a proud German motorsport fan.