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    Video: Meet the Nissan GT-R test driver responsible for 'Ring tuning
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    Ever wonder what it's like to be a manufacturer's development driver at the Nürburgring? We imagine it's pretty cool. After all, you get to spend your days zooming about the greatest racetrack on the planet in a vehicle that is usually months or more away from consumers. For Hiroyoshi Kato, ...

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    Video: Watch the BMW i8 get wrung out on the Ring
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    Been wondering where the heck the reviews of the all-new, plug-in-hybrid BMW i8 have been? After all, the car isn't exactly new, having debuted in concept form way back in September of 2009. In August of last year, we even tested a prototype of the new supercar. Despite that, though, we still ...

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    Report: LaFerrari XX may have lapped Nürburgring in 6:35
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    Enthusiasts around the world – ourselves included – have been anxiously awaiting the ultimate supercar showdown. After all, we seldom see three of the world's preeminent exotic automakers come out with such closely matched machinery in such close proximity as we have with the Porsche ...

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    Report: Nürburgring officially sold for 100M euros
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    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 ...

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    Report: Nürburgring about to be bought by American investor group
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    Roughly 18 months after going bankrupt, being put up for sale (which prompted rumors that Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone would buy it), the Nürburgring is finally very close to having a new owner. While the final contracts reportedly aren't signed yet, German business magazine ...

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    Official: Chevy details how it helps the Camaro Z/28 fly [w/video]
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    If you're on a race track, there are three simple guidelines that will prevent you from having a very bad time. First, keep the car on the track. Next, keep the shiny side up. Finally, don't hit anything or anybody. If you follow these three rules, you might notice a commonality - keeping all ...

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    Official: Astra OPC Extreme to be fastest Opel ever
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    A racecar for the road. Usually that statement is nothing more than marketing, but Opel may have actually done it with its Astra OPC Extreme. It promises that the hot hatch is the fastest production Astra it has ever sold. The Extreme starts as a standard Astra OPC with 280 horsepower and 295 ...

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    Video: All-out lap of 'Ring makes hero car out of diesel Citroën
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    Despite what Audi would have you believe, diesel-powered cars aren't generally the best track-day weapons. Similarly, Citroën's successful rally history does not mean all of its cars are tossable, gravel-spewing machines. That makes this maniacal, sub-10-minute lap of the Nürburgring in ...

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    Report: Next Mazda MX-5 Miata headed for 2015 Chicago debut
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    Twenty-six years after it was introduced at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, the much anticipated fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata will meet the press at the 2015 Chicago show. A piece in Autocar refines some of the details on the larger, lighter Miata that a Mazda insider has said will be "our ...

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    Report: Ford won't be releasing GT500 lap times for the 'Ring, or any other car
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    Trucks have towing capacity, EVs have driving range and performance cars have Nürburgring lap times. What do all three have in common? They should all be taken with a grain of salt. Currently, there is no sanctioned way to record lap times or verify production-spec cars – a lesson we ...

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    Report: Did Nissan send a ringer GT-R to run the 'Ring? [w/video]
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    It turns out that after toting a 7:08 time around the fearsome Nürburgring Nordschleife for the new Nismo-tuned GT-R, Nissan might not have been entirely honest about the car it was using. From what we've been hearing from a few different publications, the GT-R featured in the video isn't ...

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    Video: Watch this massive 8-minute long compilation of 2013 Nürburgring crashes
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    Planning a trip to the Nürburgring any time soon? This video might make you, at the very least, reconsider taking a super-expensive car (or bike) to the legendary German track. Yes, this is an eight-minute video of just crashes. It's actually kind of hypnotizing to watch. Now, it's ...

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    Report: German automakers bidding on Nürburgring?
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    That the Nürburgring is in trouble should come as no surprise. The famed German circuit went bankrupt over a year ago, although it has remained open while the government bodies that own it have entertained bids from prospective new owners. That didn't seem to be going anywhere, particularly ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Mazda MX-5 Miata mule spied 'Ring testing
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    Fans of simple, lightweight motoring, rejoice - we now have images of the next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata undergoing testing at der Nürburgring Nordschleife. Now, to be fair, this isn't some lightly camouflaged example that will give us a great peak of what the next Miata, which will also ...

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    Video: Did the McLaren P1 lap the 'Ring in 6:47?
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    Yesterday McLaren released official performance stats for the new P1, including a blistering 2.8-second 0-62 time, along with additional acceleration and braking figures. But that doesn't tell the whole story. No, what enthusiasts will really be waiting to see is how fast the new McLaren P1 will ...

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    Official: Alfa Romeo confirms 4C's 8:04 Nürburgring lap [w/video] [UPDATE]
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    A few weeks ago we brought you a report that Alfa Romeo had hustled its new 4C around the Nürburgring in 8 minutes and 4 seconds. Which we found pretty impressive at the time, but now Alfa has both confirmed the time and released video footage of the attempt. To put the time in context, ...

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    Video: Chris Harris and David Coulthard wring out a Mercedes Fintail at the Nürburgring
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    If there's one thing we've learned from the latest video from Drive, it's that the combination of Chris Harris and David Coulthard will produce some very quotable moments. Take this exchange, for example. DC: "We are by some way the slowest." CH: "But we're in a class of three cars, ...

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    Video: 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 clocks 7:37.47 Nürburgring lap time
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    Muscle cars, as their name implies, are historically more about muscle than they are about the performance it brings. 0-60 and quarter-mile times, sure, but not lap records on twisting and turning road courses. But Chevy is out to change all that with the latest Camaro Z/28. The Bowtie brand has ...

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    Spy Shots: VW Beetle R is one mean bug
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    Volkswagen's R lineup currently consists of the Golf R in North America, and the too-cool-for-school Scirocco R in Europe. It hasn't exactly been a secret as to which VW would next get the R treatment; the German manufacturer reportedly confirmed that a hotter Beetle would be coming to the US. ...

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    Spy Shots: LaFerrari still being honed at Nürburgring
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    Ferrari might have jumped the gun debuting the LaFerrari hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show, judging by these spy shots. There have already been rumors that the nearly 1,000-horsepower hybrid still needed some finalizing, but it seems really quite odd that we're seeing cars running with camo six ...

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