On Wednesday, I was at the Nurburgring to witness Dominik Farnbacher’s 7:03.45 lap in a factory-stock Dodge Viper ACR. Today, we’ve got the in-car video from that first attempt at a fifth-generation Viper ‘Ring lap record. It’s a wild ride.
Not exactly production, but still impressive.
Curves ahead - many of them...
Since the theme of the day is all Nürburgring photos (those damn photobombing Adams!):
A few days ago I asked you to choose which car to take to Oppomeet Europe. A lot of you voted and commented, and it was pretty clear which car you wanted to see at Oppomeet.
“What I want to do is endow a Glickenhaus road cup,” he says on TopGear.com. “On the day of the Nürburgring 24 Hours, after the top 30 shootout for the race, the road cars are scrutinised, and then we time them on the Nordschleife. And then there’s no bulls***.”
In the first weekend of September, a friend and I decided to make the drive down to the Nürburgring (roughly 250 km), in order to watch the ROWE 6 Stunde ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen, better known as round 7 of the VLN championship.
There are two things I enjoy most, the thrill of driving and the joys in traveling. It so happens both are ruthlessly demanding on a level of personal finance and time commitment.
The area round the ring is gorgeous, both in hilly scenery, castles, twisty roads, but the area is like cars and coffee on crack. I tried to find more interesting cars and stories; there are enough E90 and E46 M3s for days. But Alpine? Ro80? Chevy Beretta? Oh, yeah! /KoolAidGuy
Stream in English right there ^.
Squeezing every little bit out of that F20C. Grippy tires help too.
Will i race goats hold his streak of victories together?
Will chewbakkah blow the race on the last lap?
Will Tareim spend more time in the grass than the road? ;)
Will mackleroy45 finally pass i race goats?
Will new comers EricisDaywalker and Mr Plankton surprise everyone?
Will RoboRedMdn1te actually run the 9:01.586 he…
Casually watching this video I said to myself “damn this guy is a beast” then I scrolled over the title to see that this “beast” as in fact, Top Gear presenter Sabine Schmitz. It’s almost as if she is subconsciously navigating the track IN THE RAIN while applying most of her focus on blasting by other cars.I hope the…
Here’s a fresh 7:53 BTG lap of the Nürburgring. In a Twingo RS. Alright, a well-developed Twingo RS with 204 hp and a rather slim 964kg to push around.
This summer I went to the Nurburgring with my 86’ Celica.
Watch from a 996 GT3 as Sabine Schmitz flogs the crap out of an E39 Ring Taxi on a track full of motorcycles:
Took this from a Jalopnik article today. Wallpaper of the... Whatever.