Nurburgring Nordschleife, a public road in mid-western Germany, has been long famous among automakers to test drive the capabilities of their new vehicles by setting lap records. It is a 21 KM long challenging road with 70 corners and almost 1,000 feet of elevation change. Inchcape Volkswagen recently published a lap records factsheet, which outlines the 20 fastest lap times set on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. The factsheet shows that German automakers dominate the list registering most of the records. Today, we are going to discuss top 5 German built cars at the Nurburgring.
2013 Porsche 918 Spyder
The 2013 Porsche 918 Spyder carries a 4.8L V6 engine that generates 875 bhp and 1,280 Nm of torque. This German coupe ranks third in the record list. It was able to complete the Nurburgring circuit in just 6:57:00. The 918 Spyder’s previous record was 7:13:00, but the newly tuned car bettered its previous record.
2007 Gumpert Apollo Sport
The Gumpert Apollo Sport isn’t a car you hear often about, but it is strikingly fast, thanks to its eight-cylinder turbo powertrain that pumps out 691 bhp and 915.2 Nm of torque. The Gumpert Apollo Sport conquered the Nurburgring track in just 7:11:57.
2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
The most powerful Porsche 911 ever built, the GT2 RS carries a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter six cylinder engine that churns out 612 bhp and 700 Nm of torque. The 911 GT2 RS completed the run in 7:18:00. The previous record set by 911 GT2 RS was 7:24:00.
2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Carrying a 4.0L naturally aspirated powertrain under its hood, the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS proved to be a speed daemon when it crossed the finish line in just 7:20:00. It was just one second behind the Corvette ZR1 and becomes the 14th fastest cars at Nurburgring.
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S
The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S is one of the latest vehicles to setup a lap record at Nurburgring. It carries an EA888 inline-turbo four engine that produces 306 bhp and 380 Nm of torque. The Golf GTI Clubsport S hit the Nurburgring Nordschleife in May this year and completed the track in just 7:49:21. It also smashed the previous best set by Honda Civic Type R, which was 7:50:63. The interesting part is that it is the first time that a Volkswagen vehicle has record an official time there.
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