The Nürburgring has been officially sold, and it wasn't to HIG Capital and its group of investors as we had previously expected. Instead, Düsseldorf-based Capricorn Development put in a last-minute bid to buy the track for 77 million euros ($106.8 million), and it's promising to invest a further 25 million euros ($34.7 million) into the historic racecourse. The company will take full ownership of the 'Ring on January 1, 2015.
If you're a sports car aficionado, you already know what Nürburgring is: one of the world's most famous race tracks that is used both by car fans and auto journalists to test cars while going a little faster than authorities allow on normal streets. Audi, though, is proud of a recent event at the 'ring that had more to do with reducing fuel use than simple speed. Two Audi TTs with 2.0 TFSI engines mated to 6-speed manual gearboxes entered an efficiency contest, with the winner using 1.6 lit
Wednesday, I was surfing the Internets on my iPhone, checking all my usual sites, one of which is the Nuerburgring Web cam. Usually I either get pictures of an empty staging area or darkness. But this time I got the photo you see above. And, yes, we realize the quality isn't that great. I had to take a picture of my iPhone's screen since it's incapable of sending or downloading photos from the Net. But maybe that will be fixed in June.