Jessi And Patrick Have Something To Prove At The Rubicon Trail And Nurburgring
Proving grounds are where automakers and enthusiasts alike go to push their vehicles to their mechanical limits. The Rubicon Trail, located in the Sierra Nevada, is the ultimate off-road test, while Germany's Nürburgring is a grueling 13 mile road and track course. Jessi and Patrick visit both iconic proving grounds in this "best of" episode of The List.
Autoblog recaps its adventures during ten days in Germany, including the 2015 Nürburgring 24-Hour race, a few more details on the AMG GT3, 1,500 miles in a Mercedes-AMG G65, and life in a Grimm Brothers fairy tale.
Porsche has been spotted testing a virtually undisguised new version of the iconic 911 on and around the Nurburgring, but whether we're looking at the facelifted 991 or another version of the existing one remains a mystery.
Sébastien Loeb has conquered the WRC, Pikes Peak, and the Race of Champions. Now he's out to conquer the Nürburgring in the World Touring Car Championship, and as you can see from this latest video, he's been practicing.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus thinks the street version of its SCG 003 might be able to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in as little as 6 minutes and 30 seconds. The company extrapolates that from an estimated 6:42 lap around the complete course in race trim.
Affalterbach may or may not call it a Black Series model, but it's been spotted testing a more hardcore version of the Mercedes-AMG GT around the Nürburgring – so the Porsche 911 GT3 had better watch out.
Jaguar is continuing to develop an even higher performance version of the F-Type with a more aggressive body, rumored to be turning up the power on its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 to take output as high as 600 horsepower.