The official Forza Motorsport social media accounts have confirmed what we already suspected, announcing that the Nurburgring circuit location will be part of the title at launch — but the famous Nordschleife will be coming at a later date.
Bragging rights for the lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife are back in German hands, but it’s not Porsche that’s reclaimed its title. Instead it’s Mercedes which has finally grabbed the record, with a 6:48.047 official lap time.
It’s almost a Christmas tradition now. In the family downtime during the holidays, someone busts out the board games and a perfectly civil evening becomes a blazing row over landing on a hotel or going to jail. Yes, it’s the Christmas Monopoly argument, during which marriages are broken and in-laws become outlaws.
When Volkswagen sent the ID R electric racer up Pikes Peak and dismantled the all-time record, it seemed like it’d be a one-off. After all, Volkswagen had built the car with the specific aim of beating the electric record for the climb.
A few years back there was something of a war going on for the fastest front-wheel drive car at the Nurburgring. Three manufacturers — SEAT, Honda, and Renault — were heading to the Green Hell almost weekly to claim the title.
The iRacing Endurance Le Mans Series – or to put it another way, my favourite online racing series in sim racing at present. With its 6 hour races and multiclass format, including my beloved hybrid LMP1 class, it was always going to win me over.
The never-ending quest for a ridiculously specific Nürburgring lap record has a new contender. Jaguar announced that its XE SV Project 8 now can claim the title Ring King for sedans with a time of 7:21.23.
Porsche announced today that it’s brought the crown for the “King of the Ring” back to Germany. Using the latest 911 GT2 RS, the company lapped the Nürburgring faster than any other street-legal sports cars has.
Subaru claims it’s the new king of the Nürburgring when it comes to sedans. The WRX STI Type RA NBR Special has lapped the Ring in a blistering 6:57.5 — only half a second slower than the Porsche 918 Spyder.