Germany's Nürburgring Race Track is worshipped by many of the Car Enthusiasts especially the Petrolheads. Every Car guy around the world dreams to drive the Nurburgring Race Track once in their life also many of the enthusiasts make their way to Nurburgring Race Track on the 'Track Days'.
But the appeals of the 'Green World' attracts the Car Manufacturers as well. Many four-wheelers from Supercars to Hot Hatches are tested on the Nürburgring Test Track.
The 20.6 Km Nürburgring Nordschleife Track features some of the most challenging stretches of tarmacs in the entire world. The elevation of the ground on the Nurburgring can vary up to 1000 Ft between the lowest and the highest points.
All these terms make the Nurburgring Lap Time a valuable unit. Also for the Car Manufacturers, it's a unit which attracts most of the buyers. Whatever you think of this practice, the Nürburgring’s profile in the car world shows no sign of waning and we’ve got details of all the fastest cars of each type at the ‘ring below...
Overall Nürburgring Lap Time Record
The faster Car to break the Nurburgring record is the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo. 919 completed the ring with a time of 5:19.55 Minutes. This Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo is specially designed and developed by Le Mans Prototype. Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo attained a mind-boggling top speed of 369 kmph. The previous record of Lap Time date back to 1983 by a Porsche 956 C driven by Steffan Bellof at 6:11.13 minutes.
Front-Wheel Drive Nürburgring Lap Time Record
Competition to set the Nurburgring lap record among front-wheel-drive production cars has become particularly fierce in recent years thanks to a new generation of hot hatches. We say ‘production car’ in the broadest sense of the term, as manufacturers often develop ‘special edition’ versions of their fast hatchbacks purely to attack the FWD Nurburgring lap record.
Renault Megane RS Trophy R took the first place in the Front-Wheel Drive segment betting the Honda Civic Type R by more than 3 seconds. The 296 bhp Megane RS Trophy R clocked a lap time of 7:40.1 minutes.
Four-Door Saloon Nürburgring Lap Time Record
Four-Door Saloons are getting more popular in the world. Four-Door Saloons are taking up the market of the SUVs of the same price. Although not the case in India, where SUVs take the market of Saloons.
Anyway Jaguar XE Project 8 recently stood first in the list by clocking lap in 7:21.20 minutes. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio takes the second place in the Four-Door Saloon Segment. The 2-seater XE SV Project 8 does stretch the definition of 4-door production car somewhat but that’s increasingly what’s needed to set a ‘Ring record these days.
All-Electric Nürburgring Lap Time Record
The whole world's Automobile is switching towards the electric mobiles. But in early days electric vehicles were considered as slow and non-reliable, not anymore. Here's how Volkswagen showed what an electric car can do by setting a record at the Nurburgring Track.
Volkswagen Pikes Peak Hillclimb wining ID. R, no I didn't spell it wrong it's 'ID. R'.
This 617 bhp monster completed the Nurburgring Lap in 6:05.336 minutes. That's faster than the fastest Four-Door Saloon and the fastest Front-Wheel Drive Car.
Production Car Nürburgring Lap Time Record
Having seen the Huracan Performante dethroned in September 2017, Lamborghini tool less than a year to reclaim Lap Record at Nürburgring through their Aventador SVJ which clocked a time of 6:44.97 minutes.
Aventador SVJ is two seconds after than the runner-up Porsche GT2 RS - Thanks to 760 bhp version of the Lamborghini's 6.5-L V12.
To make the Blog short I am not including the Top 10 Nürburgring Lap Time Records. I will cover it in another blog.