• Mar 9, 2010

Click above to watch the video after the jump

The Nurburgring is the gold standard for any track not comprised of a banked oval, and it's a blast to watch dashboard-mounted video of various vehicles taking on the best the Nordschleife has to offer. We typically share with you videos of ZR-1s and GT-Rs, but this time we have something a bit different. Achim Korden and co-pilot Guido Heindl of ringmini.de fame run the 'Ring in reverse in an old school Mini (1971 Clubman Estate) equipped with a 1.6-liter Honda drivetrain, and they mean business.

Hit the jump to watch the little Mini battle a rain-soaked Nordschleife while starting at the end and making their way to the beginning. It's an odd experience and further proof that you don't need to have big power to have big fun.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      one of my desires ss for a b18c5 mini... then toss on an m62 and a hondata 2b.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Interesting to see a lap of the 'Ring in that direction. My first thought was there's one hell of a lot of stub ended Armco barrier facing the driver that would not be nice to come in contact with.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Note:

      A "ZR-1" is the name for the top of the line C4 Corvette, the new one in the video is a "ZR1", the moniker given to the C6 version.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anti-clockwise for the loss.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Honda powered Mini, Represent!

      K20A here, in back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes, it's much more rewarding and fun to push a small HP car to its limit than a large HP car to your limit.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well said, leftlaneabuse, well said.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So anytime anyone videos a 'ring run, AB is going to post it?
      • 4 Years Ago
      WTH? Link bait?

      It is a Mini going on the 'Ring in the reverse direction. Not a Mini driving on the 'Ring in reverse!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I read it the same way.

        The 'Ring, reversed; not the 'Ring *in* reverse. Jeesh, learn English, Shunk!
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you need to use wipers you're not driving fast enough! :)

      Cool video; I want that car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Over 10 minutes in a heavily modified car, and Sabine Schmitz did it quicker in a stripped down Transit... I'm not impressed by this, but it was fun forgetting the turns with the course being driven the wrong way.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ...
        I suppose the fact that it was raining during the mini's run, might have had something to do with that...
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