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    Official: Holden claims new 'Ring lap time record for trucks [w/video]
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    General Motors' thunder from Down Under, Holden, is claiming a new lap record at the Nürburgring... in the commercial and utility vehicle segment. You see, the company's amusingly powerful Ute is technically classified as a Class NA Light Goods Vehicle, so despite its car platform, one can ...

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    Motorsports: Schumacher to drive Mercedes F1 car on Nürburgring Nordschleife
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    In advance of this year's 24 Hours of Nürburgring race, and as a "thank you" to German motorsports fans, Mercedes-Benz has arranged quite the driving demonstration at the legendary German track. Seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher will pilot a the Mercedes AMG Petronas ...

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    Report: Nissan planning another Nürburgring record run with 2013 GT-R
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    Nissan is reportedly gearing up for another assault on the Nürburgring. According to The Truth About Cars, the company believes the refinements it made to the 2013 GT-R will be enough to skip the supercar around the track in record time. Chief Engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno says there's "quite a ...

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    Video: Harley-Davidson V-Rod hits the 'Ring while Yamaha R1 sets new lap record
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    It's been 10 years since Harley-Davidson decided to stick a pinkie toe into new product development with the V-Rod. The crew from Bridge to Gantry decided to celebrate the liquid-cooled V-Twin's birthday by taking it out for a little fun around the Nürburgring. If it seems odd to pair the ...

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    Video: Dodge releases official video of Viper ACR reclaiming 'Ring title
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    When Dodge first made waves about the company's Viper ACR whipping around the Nürburgring in 7:12, the world immediately began clamoring to see video of the lap in action. Well, clamor no more. SRT has officially released a video of the mighty Mopar doing the deed around the infamous German ...

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    Video: Lexus confirms LFA Nürburgring record with new footage
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    The Interwebs were recently aflutter with rumors that Lexus had set a new Nürburgring production car record with its LFA supercar. The Japanese automaker has stepped forward to lend credence those rumors... by producing an official video of the record-breaking 7:14.64 run. That figure ...

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    Report: Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package smashes Nordschliefe production record with 7:14 lap
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    The web is afire with news that Lexus has managed to demolish the standing production-car record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The news comes courtesy of EVO Magazine's own Chris Harris and Lexus itself via the miracle of Twitter. Lexus test driver Akira Iida reportedly managed to twist ...

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    Toyota smashes electric vehicle record with 7.47:79 Nürburgring lap time [w/video]
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    Toyota's TMG EV P001 – perhaps trying to outrun its boring name – smashed the existing lap record for an electric vehicle on the famed 12.93-mile Nurburgring Nordschleife track with a time of seven minutes, 47.79 seconds. This beats the previous electric car time by a healthy margin ...

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    Report: Toyota shooting for electric vehicle 'Ring record on August 29
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    Toyota Motorsport GmbH has announced its intention to smash the existing electric vehicle lap record at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife on August 29. Some speculate the on-track demonstration by Toyota Motorsport GmbH is a prelude to Toyota's racing division inking a powertrain deal for ...

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    Sportauto runs 8:15 Nurburging lap in BMW 1 M Coupe
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    2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The new BMW 1 Series M Coupe has finally taken a timed spin around the Nürburgring, and the results aren't bad. According to Sportauto, the rear-wheel-drive, 335-horsepower compact two-door ran an 8:15, putting it slightly ...

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    Video: Peugeot EX1 rips 'round the 'Ring with record-setting EV run
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    For decades now, automakers have turned to the famed Nürburgring in Germany to put vehicles to the test. On April 27th, Peugeot sent its radically styled EX1 electric 'round the 'Ring, setting a record for battery-powered vehicles with a time of 9 minutes 1.338 seconds. The ...

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    Lord of the 'Ring: Ferrari breaks the 7-minute Nürburgring barrier
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    Ferrari 599XX laps the Nurburgring – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We know what the detractors say. We've heard all the arguments that claim Nürburgring times are worthless because of the infinitely changing variables that shift from one day to the next. We know that ...

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    Texas tuner developing turbocharged V6 Camaro to take on GT-R's 'Ring record
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    2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS -- click above image for high-res gallery
    Must. Beat. Godzilla. For some reason. Here's the skinny. A tuner company called East Texas Muscle Cars is fitting a couple of turbos to a 2010 V6 Camaro in order to "beat" the 'Ring time laid down by none other than the Nissan ...

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    Fun while it lasted: Porsche Panamera Turbo reportedly tops Cadillac CTS-V's 'Ring record
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    2010 Porsche Panamera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's been just over a year since Cadillac captured the title of fastest production four-door car when John Heinricy circulated the Nürburgring's north loop with a CTS-V in under eight minutes. Considering the pace of ...

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    Bertone Mantide owner eyeing Corvette ZR1 Nürburgring record run?
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    Bertone Mantide – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Some coachbuilt custom supercars are all show. But the owner of a Bertone Mantide is eager to prove that his has got the go to back up his show. Dan Watkins, the British gentleman-racer who bought the first Mantide, is so eager, in ...

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    Revised Nissan GT-R clocks 7:27.56 lap time at the Nürburgring
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    2010 Nissan GT-R at the Nurburgring - Click above for a hi-res gallery
    Enough is never enough. Not when you're talking supercars and Nürburgring lap times. As if enough jaws weren't dropped when Nissan posted their fantastic initial time of 7:29 around the vaunted Nordschleife (besting ...

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    Ford Focus RS heads to 'Ring in search of a class record
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    2010 Ford Focus RS - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Pretty soon, it seems like the start of Nürburgring lap time season will take its place on motorsports calendars the same way you find with Formula 1 and NASCAR. The 'Ring season officially began last week, and the title card pitted ...

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    Corvette ZR-1 knocks four seconds off 'Ring time
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    Click above for our high-res ZR-1 burnout gallery
    Back at the Nürburgring, the hot Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 has just ripped four seconds off its claimed 7:26 lap. The new time, with Jan Magnussen at the wheel, is a claimed 7:22.4 for the full 12.93-mile loop. While the number is pretty bloody ...

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    More 'Ring running: Maserati MC12 beats world's best in super comparo
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    Click above for more high-res shots of the Maserati MC12
    Despite the fact there is no real "Official 'Ring Record" for production cars, manufacturers never miss the chance to time their fastest cars as they lap the famous German race track. After all, there's a great bit of marketing to be had by ...

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    Audi insider claims V10 R8 will beat ZR1 around the 'Ring
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    Click above for gallery of the Audi R8 V10 Them's fightin' words, but when we're talking about a V10-powered version of the Audi R8, you'd better be taking them seriously. According to an Audi insider as reported by Auto Motor und Sport in Sweden, the more powerful R8 will set a new lap record for ...

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