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Radical to attack Nürburgring with new RXC Turbo 500

By - March 3, 2015 6 Pictures
The track day car is the hothouse flower of the automotive world. It exists only to pound around local tracks in the hands of semi-well heeled gearheads on the weekend. Radical is one of the more well known of these motorized hothouse denizens, and it has big ambitions for its new RXC Turbo 500. Radical aims to make it the fastest production car ever to go around the famous Nurburgring. Read More
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Range Rover Sport SVR claims new Nürburgring record

By - July 30, 2014 4 Pictures
Land Rover is claiming a new lap record for a production SUV on the renowned 20.8 km (13 mile) Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in Germany, with its Range Rover Sport SVR completing the circuit in just 8 minutes and 14 seconds. If verified, this time is equal to one set by a BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo Coupé in December of 2008, and represents a mighty fast lap time for any car, let alone an SUV. Read More
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Students aim to break Nurburgring Nordschleife record with hybrid electric car

By - July 8, 2014 9 Pictures
In 1983, racing car driver Stefan Bellof set a Nürburgring lap time of 6 mins 11 secs in his Porsche 956. This record remains unbroken, despite many attempts to do so by some of the biggest names in the automotive industry using the most stratospherically powerful and technologically advanced cars in the world. Despite all of this, a team of ambitious engineering students from the Netherlands plans not only to beat this record with a hybrid racing prototype of their own design, but to go on to race and win at Le Mans in the very same vehicle. Read More
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Fangio's 1954 Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow becomes world's most expensive car

The world record price for a car at auction was smashed this month when Juan Manuel Fangio's 1954 Mercedes W196 F1 Silver Arrow sold for US$30 million, doubling the previous auction record. The only W196 outside of Daimler Benz or an internationally-recognized museum, this car won its first two starts – the 1954 German GP at Nürburgring and the Swiss GP at the uber-frightening, tree-lined Bremgarten circuit – and sealed the 1954 World Drivers Title for Juan Manuel Fangio, statistically the best racing driver in history. The following year, it was released in roadgoing form to become the world's fastest road car: the legendary Mercedes 300 SLR (aka W196S). Read More
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