While considering setting up a lap record, every automaker has only one major location in their mind i.e. Nürburgring Nordschleife. The Nürburgring Nordschleife is one of the most challenging racetracks in the world, which stretches 21 kilometers in length and features 70 corners with almost 1,000 feet of elevation change. Most automakers use this track to set-up a new lap record or just compare the performance statistics of their newly launched vehicle with the rivals.
Inchcape Volkswagen has recently prepared a Nürburgring lap records factsheet, which gives us information about top 20 vehicles that have conquered the Nürburgring Nordschleife track in the least time possible. Today, we will discuss only the top 10 fastest production models around Nürburgring.
The SR8LM is an open-wheeler built by the UK based automaker, Radical. The Radical SR8LM carries a 2.8L V8 Hayabusa engine, which delivers 700 bhp and 380 Nm of torque. It was able to complete the track in just 6 minutes and 48 seconds (6:48:00). The car stands at the first podium on our Nürburgring lap record list.
Before the SR8LM made the fastest lap record, its sibling was enjoying the first position. The Radical SR8 is equipped with a 2.6L V8 engine capable of producing 383 bhp and 271.16 Nm of torque. The Radical SR8 completed the track in 6:55:00 with a top speed of 168 mph.
2013 Porsche 918 Spyder
On number three is the German manufactured Porsche 918 Spyder Coupe, which carries a 4.8L V6 unit under its hood that delivers 875 bhp and 1,280 Nm of torque. The Porsche 918 Spyder is capable of going from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 214 mph. This quick acceleration enabled it to complete the Nürburgring lap in 6:57:00.
2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV
Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, the Italian built 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV is one of the newest fastest cars to conquer the ‘Green Hell’ by completing the Nürburgring track in 6:59:73, beating the previous record set by GT-R Nismo. The 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV carries a 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces 740 bhp and 690 Nm of torque.
2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo (R35)
The 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo (R35) houses a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that churns out 592 bhp and 652 Nm of torque. The GT-R Nismo is capable of going from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds and completed the lap in 7:08:68 registering its name as the fifth fastest car at Nürburgring.
2007 Gumpert Apollo Sport
The Apollo Sport, manufactured by the German automaker Gumpert, may not be very popular, but it ranks sixth in the list of fastest cars at Nürburgring. The Gumpert Apollo Sport is equipped with an eight-cylinder, bi-turbo mid-engine pumping out 691 bph and 915.2 Nm of torque, which made it capable of completing the circuit in 7:11:57.
2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR
The 2008 Viper SRT-10 ACR completed the Nürburgring round in 7:12:13 using full power of its 8.0L V10 engine. The powertrain delivers over 600 bph and 759 Nm of torque. With this power, the car can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds and touch 176 mph top speed.
2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package
Built by the Japanese automaker, the 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring package adds additional 10 bhp to the regular LFA model. The Lexus LFA Nürburgring package carries a 4.8L V10 engine that supplies 562 bhp and 480 Nm of torque. This insane power enabled the car to complete the lap in just 7:14:64.
2005 Donkervoort D8 RS
Although the Donkervoort D8 R boasts a funny design, but the two-wheeler has a powerful 1.8L turbocharged engine that yields up to 345 bhp and 362 Nm of torque. It was just a little behind the Lexus LFA and completed the lap in 7:14:89.
2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the most powerful 911 ever built by the automaker and it proved this by completing the Nürburgring circuit in just 7:18:00. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS carries a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter flat six engine that cranks 612 bhp and 700 Nm of torque. It is capable of going from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 209 mph.