R32 runs the ring in 8Min 37Sec...here are just some cars which it beats.....this is a nice pitfall for all the haters who claim the R32 is a fat slow pig.
8,37,10 = 145 km/h Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec 350 hp, Dirk Schoysman, Car 1998/1999.
8,37 = 143 km/h 2000 Subaru Impreza GT Turbo 218 ps, Horst von Saurma, Sport Auto 2000.
8,38 = 144 km/h Honda NSX -98 280 hp, 1998.
8,38,40 = 144 km/h Porsche 911 993 Carrera 285 ps, Stephen Sutcliffe, Car 1998/1999.
please remember that the times listed cannot be taken as the be all and end all..
After all, there are numerous other times listed by those cars which beat it by 30 seconds or so.. e.g the official r33 skyline gtr time is 7:56(clouded by controversy...I dont personally believe this time).
In any case, still a very impressive time from the r32
You know one of the fastest times in the Nurburgring was the BMW SUV...they actually placed a 720 horsepower Prototype race engine in it, and it ran some insane times. Anyone know the times? I heard it was one of the fastest laps recorded.
isreal--you are right, i shouldnt have said beats, but beats/matchs.
also the fastest laptime for a skyline is 8:28.
here are two times for a skyline and 993 cabrio which are much faster then the other two i posted. the coupe and C4S should be even faster then this 993 cab.
8,28 = 147 km/h Porsche 911 Cabrio 993 285 ps, 1998/1999.
8,28,1 = 147 km/h Nissan Skyline GTR standard 276 hp, Stephen Sutcliffe, AutoCar 1998/1999
the skyline which ran under 8min was modified.
none the less,the R32 has a very respectable ring time.
as for the X5 "Le Mans" 700HP V12. that ran the ring in 7:49, thats only 3 seconds behind a Porsche 996 GT2., 3 seconds is a lot...but this is an SUV and its 3 seconds behind a GT2..one of the fastest cars around the ring.
Now here is something truly amazing. The new NSX-R can lap the Nurburgring in under 8 minutes. To take 40 seconds of lap time off a car through factory tuning is simply amazing. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
quote:[HR][/HR]as for the X5 "Le Mans" 700HP V12. that ran the ring in 7:49, thats only 3 seconds behind a Porsche 996 GT2., 3 seconds is a lot...but this is an SUV and its 3 seconds behind a GT2..one of the fastest cars around the ring.[HR][/HR]
Yeah, but it was on slicks, not on road legal tires. Same is said about the R33 Skyline, which as well is suspected to had some engine-work done.....
Also keep in mind that not all times are for the same tracklayout, as it was changed quite some times in the past, with differences of like 6km's.
The fastest ever for a full lap is 6:25:910min by Stefan Bellof (D) in a Porsche 956, on 1983-05-29 during the "1000km Rennen". The circuitlenght at that time was FL 20.832 km so he averaged 194.333 km/h. That was during the race, during qualifying he did a non-official 6:14....
Fastest by motorcycle (even more impressive IMHO) was done by Helmut Dähne (D) on a Honda RC30 on 1993-05-23, with a time of 7:49:710min. A videorecording of that lap is widely for sale in Germany.
quote:[HR][/HR]the skyline which ran under 8min was modified.[HR][/HR]
It did so in a great article from the English carmag "Evo", called "8 Minute Heroes". I used to have a copy on my HD, but it must've got lost when I got my new pc. IIRC the cars were a Caterham, a Skyline GT-R (R33), a 911 GT3, a Jaguar XJ220 and..... ehr..... some others.
Walter Rohl had a GT3 time of 7:37 seconds....Street rubber !
However if the cars are not run back to back same day forget about the times. The track is sooooo Loooong and can be configured so many ways its hard to compare times. As much as a mile of the track could be closed off for repairs and cars devirted other ways. Weather can really hurt on a circut that long as well. So before you compare times you have to have the same configurations of track.
Not That I am trying to take anyhting from the R32. Intresting other point is that the R32 hits the sixty mark a few ticks above six seconds yet it requires a two three shift. So I am sure its 0-57 mph time is in the 5.9 5.8 area ehich is right in there with the cars in its group.
quote:[HR][/HR]Not That I am trying to take anyhting from the R32. Intresting other point is that the R32 hits the sixty mark a few ticks above six seconds yet it requires a two three shift. So I am sure its 0-57 mph time is in the 5.9 5.8 area ehich is right in there with the cars in its group.[HR][/HR]
It could probably do great wiht a aftermarket chip with a slightly raised rev-limiter, like that dude with the Seat Léon Cupra V6 with a turbo.....
quote:[HR][/HR]Sounds good to me.
The last time I checked, the course record was set in a AWD Ford Sierra Cosworth.[HR][/HR]
No, it's going on and on by German tuners, mainly Gemballa, TechArt and Edo.....
TechArt tried it again with a Porsche GT street S with 646hp and Roland Asch driving on june 5th 2002, but they failed because the car hadn't enough suspension-travel.
The records for the last few years (streetlegal cars):
1995: Gemballa Turbo, 7:52 by Horst von Saurma
1997: Blitz Toyota Supra, 7:49 by Herbert Schürg
1999: shk Porsche Turbo, 7:46 by Horst von Saurma
2001: TechArt GT street, 7:43 by Horst von Saurma
2002: Gemballa GTR600, 7:32 by Wolfgang Kaufmann
When the weather gets better in spring, ROland Asch will try it again in a then modified TechArt GT street S.....
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