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    Video: Ferrari F12 gunning for GT-R's Nürburgring lap time?
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    Ferrari may not play the Nürburgring lap time game to the extent that Porsche, Nissan and Radical do, but it has been known to go for some lap times of its own. And now an F12 Berlinetta has been spotted lapping the Nordschleife in an apparent record attempt. The F12 reportedly had the ...

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    Report: Nissan to pursue FWD Nürburgring lap record with Pulsar Nismo
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    Europeans get very serious about their hot hatches. So do the Japanese. In fact there's been a whole back-and-forth lately over who makes the fastest one, and now Nissan looks set to throw its racing hat into the 'Ring. That would be the Nürburgring, of course, where automakers trade ...

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    Official: Range Rover Sport SVR sets 'Ring record for SUVs [w/video]
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    Nürburgring lap times, it should come as no surprise, have become the ultimate bragging rights for performance automakers. So much so, in fact, that the records have been categorized. The Porsche 956 has held the outright record at 6:11 since 1983, the Pagani Zonda R is the fastest ...

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    Official: Toyota Prius sets a different kind of Nürburgring lap record [w/video]
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    Scroll down the leaderboards of Nürburgring lap times and you'll see mostly racing cars, supercars and sports cars. Delve deep enough and you'll eventually get to hatchbacks and sedans, albeit the most performance-focused of their kind. But a hybrid? Sure, the Porsche 918 Spyder posted the ...

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    Report: Seat pondering more extreme Leon Cupra to answer Renault's Ring record
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    In case you haven't been paying attention, there's a battle raging on between two European automakers over who makes the faster hot hatch. The battle ground has been the Nürburgring, where Seat and Renault have been going back and forth, taking the front-drive lap record away from each ...

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    Official: Renault sets 'Ring record with new Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R [w/video]
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    Clocking a lap time of less than eight minutes on the Nürburgring is a real feat in just about any car. But a front-driver? That's the gauntlet that Seat threw down March when it hustled its new Leon Cupra 280 around the Nordschleife in 7:58.4, knocking Renault off its perch for the quickest ...

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    Video: Did Seat take FWD Nürburgring lap record with new Leon Cupra?
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    While Porsche and McLaren vie for sub-seven-minute lap records at the Nürburgring, there's another hotly contested category, and it's not for the fastest time of any vehicle. It applies specifically to front-wheel-drive cars, and is contested between European hot hatches. The record was set ...

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    Video: Pagani Huayra sets new Top Gear Test Track record in season premiere
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    The season premiere of Top Gear aired last night in the UK, and did so in typical Top Gear fashion. We've yet to see the episode for ourselves (it's available via Final Gear on bittorrent, and as we reported earlier, will air on BBC America in the US just a week from now on February 4), but ...

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    Official: Caterham SP/300.R claims new record at Cholmondeley [w/video]
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    We don't envy the British for many things – certainly little in the dental or gastronomical fields – but they do know how to put on a car show, we'll give them that. While the conventional London Auto Show may not be at the same level as the shows in Frankfurt, Paris or Geneva, the ...

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    Pagani Zonda R reportedly sets new Nürburgring record
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    Pagani Zonda R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you were blown away a couple of months ago when Ferrari broke the 7-minute barrier at the Nürburgring, then hold on to your hat, dear friend, because the Prancing Horse has just been bested by its own next-door ...

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    VIDEO: Inside the cockpit of the Viper ACR's record lap at Laguna Seca
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    Dodge Viper ACR laps Laguna Seca – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Pushing a performance monster like the Viper ACR around a race track at ten tenths takes some pretty massive cojones. But few tracks require the testicular fortitude of Laguna Seca. The iconic circuit in ...

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    Shanghai Surprise: Cadillac CTS stunt team dazzles in China, Heinricy sets F1 track record [*UPDATED w/VIDEO]
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    Cadillac's V-Day stunt driving exhibition - Click above to watch the video
    Although things are understandably more than bit somber in General Motors' U.S. operations as of late, over in China, the mood is a bit more upbeat. The evidence? Check out this CTS stunt-driving exhibition held last ...

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    Unseating Koenigsegg: Ascari A10 sets new Top Gear lap record
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    Sweet Lord, how we do love progress! Cars just keep on getting faster and faster. Unfortunately drivers aren't getting any better – as evidenced by the seemingly endless stream of supercars crashing into unforgiving immovable objects – but leave it to Top Gear's anonymous pilot ...

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