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Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R takes Nurburgring record from Honda Civic Type R

Renault recaptures the front-wheel-drive record

Renault recaptures the front-wheel-drive record.

Porsche Taycan aiming for a sub-8-minute Nurburgring lap time

It could beat the SLS AMG Electric Drive

It could beat the SLS AMG Electric Drive.

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 now available for Nurburgring rides

It's the fastest production sedan to lap the track

It's the fastest production sedan to lap the track.

VW Scirocco rolls three times in scary Nurburgring crash

The driver was reportedly fine

The driver was reportedly fine.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ teased at Nürburgring

Power-to-weight ratio is highlighted

Power-to-weight ratio is highlighted

Jaguar Race Taxis will fling you around the Nurburgring

Ride around the Ring with a race driver

The Jaguar Race Taxi experience will give you a hot lap around the 13 miles and 73 corners of the Nordschleife in the 575-horsepower Jaguar F-Type SVR and the equally powerful four-door Jaguar XJR575. You'll ride with professional drivers who won't coddle you — Jaguar promises cornering forces of 1.2g.

Spy Shots
All the cool prototypes testing at the Nurburgring, in one video

From the Aventador Performante Jota to the Audi E-Tron

Anyone who's seen our spy shot posts knows that automakers are frequently testing at the Nürburgring. We don't always get to see the cars in motion, though. Thanks to YouTube channel EMS Nordschleife TV, we get to see a bunch of prototypes running the 'Ring on an industry testing day. And boy were there a lot of cool ones.

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 captures Nurburgring production sedan record

Move over Giulia Quadrifoglio.

It's the fastest sedan by a substantial margin.

Mercedes-AMG E63 S claims fastest Nurburgring wagon lap time

It hauls stuff and, well, you know ...

It was roughly 13 seconds faster than the previous holder.

Mercedes-AMG GT R blisters the Nurburgring in 7:10.9

The AMG GT R is faster than a McLaren F1 prototype, according to this test.

Over 1,000 Ram pickups lap Nürburgring in world record parade

Consider the "Largest Parade of Pick-Up Trucks" record smashed.

With 1,152 trucks in total, who's going to break this one?

Watch the 577-hp Mercedes-AMG GT R charge around the 'Ring

The GT R looks, and sounds, quite menacing in this video.

Ring Taxi BMW M3 chases an Aventador SV and Cayman GT4

Driver skill and knowledge of the track makes all the difference in the world.

FIA accepts Nurburgring track changes for improved safety

No More Speed Limits!

The FIA granted approval to the Nürburgring's owners for seven proposed safety changes. After the upgrades, there will no longer be speed limits on the famous track for next year.

'Ringbanana' Miata is improbable 9-minute Nurburgring car

The Ringbanana is a ratty, black and yellow Mazda Miata whose owner wants to take around the Nurburgring Nordschleife in less than nine minutes with the smallest investment into the car possible.

Nurburgring lap records may soon be back in play

A rumor suggests that the owners of the Nürburgring race track might remove the speed limits during manufacturer testing. That could potentially allow for attempts at lap records once again.

Glickenhaus predicts Nurburgring lap record for SCG003

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.

Even 'Ring taxi drivers need to respect the Green Hell

The Nürburgring Nordschleife has the reputation as one of the most difficult tracks in the world to master – deservedly so. With 14 miles of roadway and about 160 corners over a massive amount of elevation change, the amount of grip can change from turn to turn. As the driver of the famous BMW Ring Taxi learned this weekend after a shunt into the barricades, the 'Ring can bite unsuspecting pros just as easily as amateurs.

BMW M4 Coupe laps 'Ring in 7:52, bests outgoing M3

Comparing Nürburgring Nordschleife lap times is a bit of a black art, especially when looking at times officially set by manufacturers matched against other sources. Driver skill and weather conditions play a huge roll in determining a quality time. Still, it appears BMW fans have reason to celebrate because the new M4 Coupe beat the previous-generation M3 by 13 seconds in a recent test by Germany's Sport Auto magazine.

Forza Motorsport 5 finally adds the Nürburgring [w/video]

Well gamers, it's here. Forza Motorsport 5 has finally, finally added the track we've all been waiting for – Germany's famed and feared Nürburgring. The announcement was made by Turn 10 Studios' creative director, Dan Greenawalt, during the Microsoft press conference at today's E3 expo.

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