• Mar 9th 2011 at 11:00AM
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Ring Taxi fans rejoice, because rumors of its death may have been exaggerated. Sort of. It appears that OK-Speed-Marketing, BMW and other parties involved have different takes on the matter.

Bimmer enthusiast forum M3Post.com states that BMW is merely switching from the M5 to the new M3. BMW will continue to supply driving talent from its Driving Experience program as well. Over on Bridge-to-Gantry, however, it's being reported that OK-Speed-Marketing is moving away from BMWs altogether. It will continue to operate the official Ring Taxi service with a Porsche 911 997 Clubsport and Mini John Cooper Works in its Ring Taxi stable. Either way, it sounds like you'll still be able to pay someone to haul you around the Nordschleife at giggle-inducing velocities, and that's good news no matter how you slice it. Thanks for the tip, Felix!

*UPDATE: Nürburgring-heroine Sabine Schmitz is still suiting up to rocket passengers 'round the 'Ring. It won't be from the cozy-confines of a BMW but rather a Porsche 997 GT3 RS. The cost to get your Teutonic-terror ride on? $730.

[Source: M3Post, Bridge-to-Gantry, SpeedBee via Jalopnik]

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      • 4 Years Ago

      What kind of times would Sabine be making in her GT3 ? Sub 7 minutes ?

      $730 may sound like a lot but that probably includes the fee to shampoo the brown stains most people will be leaving behind in the passenger seat.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i bet the waiting line for this ride is longer than the ring itself.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd camp out overnight for a chance to ride with Sabine, period.
        Oh, and I like to drive with her, too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd camp out overnight for a chance to ride shotgun with Sabine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reading "giggle-inducing" makes me giggle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $730, really? Is that a typo?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dry your tears and lift your heads, the ring-taxi lives! Hallelujah.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So Sabine is out?

      And the next question... M3 sedan or coupe?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just drive it yourself! Even with a rental Peugeot 207, that was the most fun I ever had in a car!
        • 4 Years Ago

        just rent a car and go thru it yourself
        I was in Germany but did not get the chance to get to the NR
        I did have a 3-series for a rental, it would have been a blast, yes not as quick, but I'm doing it myself rather than being in a roller coaster
        next time i go I'm going to do my best to find a loop hole to have that time to go thru it
      • 4 Years Ago
      So the whole reason I was more than happy to be stationed in Germany this year is gone.
      All I wanted was a ride around the ring with that gorgeous German woman. Even my wife understands the crush I have on a woman who could drive rings around me.

      :( Sabine if you read this - please start your own taxi service, Im sure you will outsell everyone else.