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The Nürburgring has become an absolute Mecca for automotive enthusiasts and racing fans across Europe and around the world. Setting new 'Ring records has become a vaunted pursuit, and any automaker worth its bolts brings its latest sportscar prototypes to test there. Among those marques is Ferrari, which in addition to three racing circuits that the company owns and operates in Italy, comes to the Nürburgring for proper shakedowns. (Witness Schumacher's reported crash there in a 430 Scuderia prototype just last month as an example.)

Reports now indicate that the Prancing Horse marque has set up shop at the Nürburgring. The information comes directly from Germany, which named the 'Ring as one of the 10 most important sites in the country. Since our German isn't up to snuff and online translators seem to make less sense of the text than we can on our own, it remains a bit unclear as to the nature of the new facility. However, it seems to combine a showroom and merchandising store among its attractions. The Ferrari installation at the Nürburgring is apparently one of many that circuit managers hope will set up shop at the side of the track, which is undergoing a vast renovation to its facilities for next summer. We hope to bring you more information on the Nürburgring renovation plan in the near future, so stay tuned.

[Source: Auto Motor und Sport]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      if Germans say shop, they literally mean store. Apparently it's just some Ferrari showroom that's going to offer actual cars and merchandising products there.
      'There' being a new 'shopping boulevard'-like area below the grand-stand that's gonna be finished next year in June.
      No word on any racing/development involvement at all, but probably not since the company responsible for that store is a company called Zender-Exklusiv, which is basically a Ferrari/Maserati dealer.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are they all flipping us off?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now they just need to let the 2008 FXX Evolution around the 'Ring to smash the GT-R and ZR1 times.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I would hope a non-homolagated, non-street legal, 2000-pound, 800-horsepower race car would beat something around a track you can take your kids to school in.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can verify moops post.

      It is just a showroom that is to be opened in a newly renovated area intended for both car dealers and supply shops. Other companies have plans to open up there as well. Some tuners and part suppliers probably.
      • 6 Years Ago
      STILL the ugliest Ferrari EVER. Which is still better than most cars, but still.