Published on June 24th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro6
Video: Turbodiesel Van Sets New Nurburgring Record
The Nurburgring has become the performance benchmark for sports car builders and enthusiasts all over the world. Even television hosts have gone to the ‘Ring for a round or two, including Top Gear Germany host Sabine Schmitz. Schmitz took the Furtive e-GT around the ‘Ring to gather testing data, and for Top Gear set a ‘Ring record in a Ford Transit delivery van.
Not wanting to be outdone by the Lady of the Ring though, Revo decided to tune and tweak a Volkswagen T5 commercial van to deliver some serious performance. Tuning the 2.0 liter turbodiesel’s ECU freed up some extra power, as did adding an upgraded intercooler and a custom exhaust system. Oh, and they also added a suspension, which I didn’t know was even an option for these vans.
This extra work was enough for driver Dale Lomas to beat Sabine’s 10:08 record by 11-seconds, squeaking in just under 9 minutes…in a diesel delivery van. Don’t ever doubt those diesels.
Source: Revo via Autoblog