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Mercedes-AMG One sets new Nurburgring lap record

Mercedes-AMG One

The F1-inspired Mercedes-AMG One has become the fastest production car to lap the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife. The new hypercar clocked 6:35.183 minutes, beating the previous record (set by a Porsche 911 GT2 RS) by a remarkable eight seconds. Despite less-than-ideal track conditions, DTM racing driver Maro Engel waited until his …

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Volkswagen ID.R smashes Goodwood hillclimb record

Volkswagen electric ID.R race car

The all-electric Volkswagen ID.R race car has made motorsport history again by setting a new all-time record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Driver Romain Dumas completed the 1.86-kilometre course in just 39.90 seconds, breaking the long-standing record, which had stood for 20 years, by 1.7 seconds. Ex-Formula One driver …

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Ford Mustang drifts the entire Nurburgring

Ford Mustang drifting around the Nurburgring

Vaughn Gittin Jnr has become the first driver to drift all 13 miles of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Normally tackling the “Green Hell” is all about getting the best lap record, but that’s not for champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jnr. Instead, he piloted his purpose-built 887bhp Ford Performance 5.0 Aluminator XS …

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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sets speed record

Record-breaking Jaguar XE SV Project 8 at Laguna Seca

The awesome Jaguar XE SV Project 8 has confirmed its status as the world’s fastest production saloon with a new lap record in the US. Driver Randy Pobst clocked 1min 37.54sec in a Project 8 at the 2.2-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California – almost a second faster …

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Hail a Jaguar ‘race taxi’ round the Nürburgring

Jaguar Race Taxi - XJR55 and F-Type SVR

Jaguar is offering fans the chance to experience the performance of the 567bhp V8 supercharged F-Type SVR and XJR575 on a passenger lap of the iconic Nürburgring Nordschleife. Professional drivers will take thrill-seekers on a full-throttle hot lap – that’s 73 turns around the 20.83km circuit known as the Green …

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Extreme Jaguar breaks Nurburgring record

Jaguar SVO XE SV Project 8 Nurburgring record lap

The awesome Jaguar XE SV Project 8 has smashed the saloon car lap record on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Its 7min 21.2sec lap time was 11 seconds faster than the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – the ‘fastest four-door’ until now. However, as Jaguar admits, it was “the fastest ever time by …

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV is a record-breaker

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nurburgring lap record

The all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has lapped the epic 12.9 mile Nürburgring Nordschleife in a record 7 minutes 51.7 seconds. It’s the fastest time ever posted by a production SUV, beating the previous benchmark by a full eight seconds. Alfa Romeo now holds two Nürburgring lap time records with …

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Jaguar’s most powerful production car unleashed

Jaguar XE SV Project 8

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has revealed what’s claimed to be the “most powerful, agile and extreme performance Jaguar ever”. The new XE SV Project 8 super saloon boasts a 5.0-litre V8 engine producing a massive 592bhp. A thinly-disguised prototype version of the Project 8 has been undergoing …

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