This has to be the most unorthodox vehicle to ever attempt lapping the 'Ring at speed. Sure there are tour buses that will shuttle people around the track for a fee, and many people run their own vehicles on the North loop to see what it feels like to be Hans Stuck, if only for 15-20 minutes. But how many of them can take a motorhome round the course in 11 minutes? Heck, that's a pretty decent time for a sports sedan. And how many people lapping in the 11-minute range can do it while two cooks are fixing a meal on the inside range? Only one that we can think of, Sabine Schmitz.
As part of Germany's Top Gear-ish DMotor, Sabine sped around the track in 11 minutes at the wheel of the Colorado, forcing the show to change the gameplan. It would be way too easy for Ms. Schmitz to win this one. Sabine's self-imposed challenge was to lap the 'Ring quicker than the two star chefs inside could finish cooking a meal. The big Karmann-Mobil VW Colorado R-S had its TDI pumped up to 298 hp to push its 2.6 tons. Top speed was a respectable 191 km/h (119 mph). The 11 minutes was far too little time and the g-forces they'd endure too much of a challenge for the chefs, so Sabine was relegated to a 30-year-old Bedford camper with but 55 hp. While the cooks worked on their meal at trackside, Sabine tried to return from her lap before dinner was served. Our German isn't as good as we would like and Google can only translate so well, so we have no idea who won. If you have additional info, please add in the comments below.
Thanks for the tip, Mirko!