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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 different cars driven by different drivers will produce vastly different results, and that measuring manhood by whipping out your Nürburgring track times isn't exactly comparing apples to apples. That's okay. We just don't care.

Why? Because as long as manufacturers are willing to do battle by flogging their latest wares around Green Hell, we get to enjoy delicious videos like the one after the jump. You see, Ferrari has just broken the seven-minute barrier for production cars by laying down a scorching 6 minute, 58.16 second lap time around one of the world's most grueling courses in the new 599XX.

Watching the 700 horsepower beast devour the German tarmac is mesmerizing, as is the sound of that melodious V12. If, like us, you were wondering why Ferrari was keeping its mouth shut while manufacturers like Nissan, Chevrolet and Dodge laid claim to previous records, now you know. Go ahead and say goodbye to your productivity, hop the jump and enjoy the show.

Only one question remains. How long has Ferrari been employing demi-gods like test-driver Raffaele De Simone?

[Source: Ferrari]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I want to see a copy of this fable record book. Somebody post a link to it please.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So whats the GTO's time?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Amazing driving no matter how you look at it. Love the sound of that motor too.

      Now Porsche has to get off their butt and show us a 6:52!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Record is 6m11.13 with a Porsche 956 1983 Driver: Stefan Bellof
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, very nice engine sound compared to regular race cars where you cannot hear the engine over the transmission whine.

        BMW Z4 GT3 at the Ring:
        • 5 Years Ago
        straight cut gears FTW
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very nice.....but as many have said, not a street car like the ACR Viper. Viper still owns it. Bring the GTO to the 'ring and play Ferarri. Chrysler needs to ship the ACR-X over for a go at the production-derived title now also.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The 599XX is much closer to a race car than even the Viper ACR... While that is an impressive time from an awesome car, I would like to see the 599 GTO hit the 'Ring.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't care who or what can do the lap faster or slower that was a great video. Great sound and it was nice to see the driver hustling that car around.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Engine sounds anemic in the video.
      I like the screaming 450 engine sound much better.
      • 5 Years Ago
      About 4 minutes in I had a sudden thought. What if my daily commute was like this? Imagine no red lights. No traffic. No intersections. No radio, only a V12 surging against its restraints like the Titan Prometheus chained to his mountain, bellowing at the gods to set him free. Only a road and a machine to blast me through the corners and rocket me down the straights. Imagine the freedom! Imagine the rush! It fills me with a warm buttery feeling that can only be endorphins washing my synapses with unadulterated pleasure. I will say a humble prayer tonight before I sleep asking God, if he hasn't already done so, to please have this race course installed in heaven and a Ferrari provided with which to assault it. I will then be on my best behavior.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If that was my drive to work I'd be dead before my first payday rolled around.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Screw whatever purported meaning people hold behind these times. That thing is fast and watching this is awesome!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Agreed, this isn't a production car. Yes they produce them but come on.

      Awesome car. Awesome Track. Awesome Time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Race cars have broken the 7 minute figure before. And all the XXs are race cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Speaking of the speedometer, why does it show 100 kph between 150 kph and 210 kph?
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