Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Laps Nurburgring in 7:41.27

October 7, 2011 at 10:16 am

A Camaro ZL1 with no performance modifications, driven by Camaro Performance Engineer Aaron Link set a lap time of 7:41.27 from a flying start at the fearsome Nurburgrign track at 7:41.27. It gives you a perspective how fast this 580 hp muscle car really is. Measuring 12.9 miles (20.8 km) and including some 154 turns, the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife (“north loop”) is widely considered the world’s most-demanding course. That time is nearly 40 seconds quicker than a Camaro SS tested at the legendary German track in 2009. It is also faster then Corvette ZO6, but much slower than the 650 hp Corvette ZR1. The Camaro ZL1 features a supercharged 6.2L “LSA” engine SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. [...]

Lexus LFA Posts Fastest Time @ Nurburgring

September 8, 2011 at 9:47 am

7 minutes 14 seconds is the new lap record for production cars at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit set by the Lexus sLFA. You have to know though, it is no ordinary LFA, but the one equipped with the Nürburgring Package. LFA test driver and professional racer Akira Iida recorded a lap time of 7:14.64 in a fully road-legal car, running on standard specification Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tyres. The result, posted on 31 August during a performance test, demonstrates Lexus’s success in honing its two-seater supercar for track-focused handling, by introducing a range of aerodynamic features and fine-tuning the car’s suspension. The limited edition supercar is limited to just 50 out of the 500-car LFA production run, and comes with enhanced [...]

Toyota To Set Electric Nurburgring Lap Record

August 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Toyota announced details of their plans to set a new lap records around the Nurburgring, with an electric sportscar. TMG’s high-performance electric powertrain will power the car as it aims to significantly improve on the current lap EV record of 9min 1.338secs. Based on unofficial testing and depending on weather conditions, TMG expects to hit lap-record pace immediately, with additional days scheduled as back-up. The car in question has two electric motors to deliver peak power of 280kW and a top speed of 260km/h with zero emissions. Here’s the first picture of it: Total weight of the two-seater sports car is just 970kg, including the lithium-ceramic battery which allows for nimble handling around the demanding Nordschleife, essential for setting a [...]

Subaru Class Win At Nuburgring 24 Hours

June 28, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Subaru has been quiet about their participation in the 2011 Nurburgring 24 hours, but they did great in the race. Subaru STI managed to win its class at the world’s toughest moor race. The All-Wheel-Drive WRX STI tS, prepared by Subaru Tecnica International (STI), the firm’s in-house motorsport division, completed 142 laps (approx 3,603km) in 24 hours – 76km further than the car covered in the keenly-fought 2010 race.  The WRX STI tS finished first in the SP3T class for sub-2.0-litre turbocharged vehicles, ahead of some notable race-proven machinery, including Team Raeder Mortorsport’s Audi TT S, Kissling Motorsport’s Opel Astra GTC and Michael Kraus’ Mitsubishi Lancer CTO. Based on the standard Subaru WRX STI, the tS competition vehicle has been [...]

Porsche Wins 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hours

June 28, 2011 at 10:17 am

Historic win at this year’s 24 hours Nurburgring race was the result of all the efforts Porsche motorsport and Manthey team has put into it. Porsche works drivers Marc Lieb (Germany), Timo Bernhard (Germany), Romain Dumas (France) as well as Lucas Luhr (Switzerland) won the 39th running of the long distance event with the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, and relegated their strong opponents from BMW, Mercedes and Audi to finish down the field. Porsche Team Manthey 911 GT3 RSR set new distance record of 156 laps and nearly 4,000 kilometres. The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid also did a good job and managed to finished the race and secure the overall 28th position. That is a good result for this [...]