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Watch Tesla Model 3 Performance set Laguna Seca record

The modified Model 3 laps it in 1:41.28

The modified Model 3 laps it in 1:41.28.

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Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo demolishes Nurburgring record — and the video is bonkers

Timo Bernhard's astonishing run looks like it's on fast-forward

Anyone trying to set a new record will have to get really close to five minutes.

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Updated with video: Nio EP9 EV hypercar claims new Nurburgring record

It beat its previous best by over 19 seconds.

Nio claims the EP9 to be the fastest road-legal car around the Nordschleife

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Viper owners raising money to retake the Nurburgring lap record

The Porsche 918 currently holds the production-car crown.

Shipping two cars, two drivers, and renting the track isn't cheap.

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Michael Dunlop resets Isle of Man lap record during Senior TT

Michael Dunlop broke his own record during the 2016 Senior TT on the Snaefell Mountain Course at 16:53.929, with an average speed of 133.962.

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Lotus 3-Eleven may be the quickest track weapon you can buy

It may only have 460 horsepower on tap, but the Lotus 3-Eleven had more than enough to trounce million-dollar supercars around the Hockenheimring in the latest test from Sport Auto magazine.

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Who will and won't attempt a Nurburgring lap time in 2016

This was a bad year for Nurburgring lap times. A Nordschleife insider predicts what the new year will hold for 'Ring record attempts.

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Renault Clio Trophy is fastest compact hatch at Nurburgring

Want to know who makes the fastest compact hot hatch? According to Sport Auto, it's Renaultsport with the latest Clio RS 220 Trophy, which clocked a Nürburgring lap time of 8 minutes and 23 seconds.

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2016 Dodge Viper ACR racks up lap records

With the 2016 Viper ACR, Dodge has racked up lap records at 13 tracks across the country, including VIR, Road Atlanta, and Laguna Seca. Each record is certified by the SCCA.

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Koenigsegg One:1 sets 2:32.14 lap record at Spa

Despite noise restrictions and a busy track, the Koenigsegg One:1 managed to whittle its own lap record at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit down by another second.

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Seat Leon ST Cupra claims 'Ring record for fastest wagon

Seat manages to hustle its heavier Leon ST Cupra wagon around the Nürburgring faster not only than its own record-setting three-door counterpart, but faster than any other wagon.

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Ferrari F12 gunning for GT-R's Nürburgring lap time?

Ferrari may not play the Nürburgring lap time game to the extent that Porsche, Nissan and Radical do, but it has been known to go for some lap times of its own. And now an F12 Berlinett

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Nissan to pursue FWD Nürburgring lap record with Pulsar Nismo

Europeans get very serious about their hot hatches. So do the Japanese. In fact there's been a whole back-and-forth lately over who makes the fastest one, and now Nissan looks set to throw its racing hat into the 'Ring.

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Range Rover Sport SVR sets 'Ring record for SUVs [w/video]

Nürburgring lap times, it should come as no surprise, have become the ultimate bragging rights for performance automakers. So much so, in fact, that the records have been categorized. The Porsche 956 has held the outright record at 6:11 since 1983, the Pagani Zonda R is the fastest production-based track car at 6:47, the <

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Toyota Prius sets a different kind of Nürburgring lap record [w/video]

Scroll down the leaderboards of Nürburgring lap times and you'll see mostly racing cars, supercars and sports cars. Delve deep enough and you'll eventually get to hatchbacks and sedans, albeit the most performance-focused of their kind. But a hybrid? Sure, the Porsche 918 Spyder posted the top time for a street-legal series production car, and it's technically a hybrid, but we'

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Seat pondering more extreme Leon Cupra to answer Renault's Ring record

In case you haven't been paying attention, there's a battle raging on between two European automakers over who makes the faster hot hatch. The battle ground has been the Nürburgring, where Seat and Renault have been going back and forth, taking the front-drive lap record away from each other.

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Renault sets 'Ring record with new Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R [w/video]

Clocking a lap time of less than eight minutes on the Nürburgring is a real feat in just about any car. But a front-driver? That's the gauntlet that Seat threw down March when it hustled its new Leon

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Did Seat take FWD Nürburgring lap record with new Leon Cupra?

While Porsche and McLaren vie for sub-seven-minute lap records at the Nürburgring, there's another hotly contested category, and it's not for the fastest time of any vehicle. It applies specifically to front-wheel-drive cars, and is contested between European hot hatches.

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Pagani Huayra sets new Top Gear Test Track record in season premiere

The season premiere of Top Gear aired last night in the UK, and did so in typical Top Gear fashion. We've yet to see the episode for ourselves (it's available via Final Gear on bittorrent, and as we reported earlier, will air on BBC America in the US just a week from now on February 4), but reports are coming in th

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Caterham SP/300.R claims new record at Cholmondeley [w/video]

We don't envy the British for many things – certainly little in the dental or gastronomical fields – but they do know how to put on a car show, we'll give them that. While the conventional London Auto Show may not be at the same level as the shows in Frankfurt, Paris or Geneva, the English take things one step f

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