Browsing the "nurburgring" Tag

Video: Turbodiesel Van Sets New Nurburgring Record

June 24th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Setting a record around the ‘Ring is the goal over just about every driver and automaker, though it isn’t just cars that can set a record around the Green Hell. Revo, a Volkswagen tuner, tweaked the 2.0 liter turbodiesel in a VW T5 delivery van and then took to the ‘Ring to break a record set by a Top Gear presenter

Video: Electric Mercedes SLS Sets New Nürburgring Record

June 10th, 2013 | by Jo Borras

7 minutes, 56 seconds. That’s how long it takes Mercedes-Benz’ electric SLS to lap Germany’s legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. For a little context, that 7:56 time means the electric SLS quicker around the ‘Ring than the Dodge Viper SRT/10, Cadillac’s CTS-V, and the C6 Corvette!

Aston Martin Rapide S Completes First Hydrogen Lap At Nurburgring

May 2nd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

With different automaker vying with each other to pick the new alternative-fuel “winner”, car marketing departments have their work cut out for them. But Aston Martin’s press people have done a good job pumping up the hydrogen-powered Aston Martin Rapide S, which completred the first hydrogen-powered lap of the 'Ring ever

Hydrogen Aston Martin Rapide To Race In 24 Hour Nurburgring Event

April 16th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The challenges facing adaption of hydrogen as a fuel are quite staggering, from the high costs of fuel cells to the serious lack of fueling infrastructure. But some automakers are wedded to hydrogen as the future of fuel, and a hydrogen-powered Aston Martin Rapide will take place in next month’s 24 hour endurance race at the famed Nurburgring

1.0 Liter EcoBoost Racer To Appear At Goodwood

April 1st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

We love us some green race cars, and few cars are as mean or green as the 1.0 liter EcoBoost-powered Ford FF1 racer. Despite the tiny engine, this race car makes big power, and Ford will putting the racer on public display this July at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. Green sports fans have every reason to be excited

Dutch-Built Hydrogen Racer Aims For Nurburgring Record

March 14th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Nurbrugring has served as a testing ground for new vehicle technologies for decades now, and automakers are really bringing it all to this German test track. But it isn’t just billion-dollar corporations pioneering alt-fuel technologies. A Dutch university has spent five years developing the Forze 6, a hydrogen powered race car that will make its Nurburgring debut this spring

Audi R8 e-Tron Back On Track

January 4th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The EV world was saddened to learn late last year that Audi was considering killing off the R8 e-Tron electric supercar. But after a thorough review, the project is reportedly back on track...albeit with some key changes to the styling and drivetrain

Exagon Furtive eGT EV Supercar Sales Beginning In 2013

October 15th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Pure electric cars may not have a lot of buyers among the common people, but the uber wealthy can’t get enough of them. Electric sports car builders are popping up left and right with the promise of delivering an electrifying driving experience, but few are as far along as the Exagon Furtive eGT, which has announced that their EV supercar will begin limited sales next year

Video: Toyota TMG EV P002 Shaves 25 Seconds Off Nurburgring EV Record

October 5th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The world of electric racing is revving up, and teams from around the globe are aiming to take their place among the champions of zero-emissions motorsports. Toyota has quickly assumed its place at the pinnacle of EV racing with the TMG EV P002, setting a lap record for electric cars at the famed Nurburgring. Then this week they returned, and broke their own record by more than 25 seconds

Video: 1.0 Liter EcoBoost Formula Ford Rips Up The ‘Ring

September 5th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The general consensus among gearheads is that the bigger your engine is, the more power it will make. But as Ford shows, a properly-prepared engine with just 3-cylinders and 1.0 liter of displacement can fly around a world famous track like Germany’s Nurburgring faster than cars with four times as many cylinders and three times the power.

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