The Truth About Cars » Nordschleife http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Nordschleife http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Nurburgring Drops Speed Limits for 2016, Game On http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/nurburgring-drops-speed-limits-2016-game/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/nurburgring-drops-speed-limits-2016-game/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1145321 Germany’s Nurburgring Nordschleife will be reopened next year for manufacturers’ bragging rights after officials announced Tuesday that the track’s speed limits — added after a crash during a race killed a spectator in March — will be lifted, PistonHeads is reporting. Track officials also announced they would be smoothing some parts of the track to keep […]

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Germany’s Nurburgring Nordschleife will be reopened next year for manufacturers’ bragging rights after officials announced Tuesday that the track’s speed limits — added after a crash during a race killed a spectator in March — will be lifted, PistonHeads is reporting. Track officials also announced they would be smoothing some parts of the track to keep […]

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Porsche 918 Does Nordschleife In 07:14 – Film At 9/28 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/porsche-918-does-nordschleife-in-0714-film-at-928/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/porsche-918-does-nordschleife-in-0714-film-at-928/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:27:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461115 Nordschleife-enthusiasts, head for your lists. Still a year away from its official launch, the Porsche 918 Spyder rounded the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 07:14 minutes. Not bad for a plug-in hybrid. The timing however, could have been a bit more high-tech. According to Porsche, “the lap time of the Porsche 918 Spyder prototype is one of […]

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Nordschleife-enthusiasts, head for your lists. Still a year away from its official launch, the Porsche 918 Spyder rounded the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 07:14 minutes. Not bad for a plug-in hybrid. The timing however, could have been a bit more high-tech. According to Porsche, “the lap time of the Porsche 918 Spyder prototype is one of […]

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Nissan Brings The GT-R Back To The Ring, Pits Nerds Against Race Car Drivers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/nissan-brings-the-gt-r-back-to-the-ring-pits-nerds-against-race-car-drivers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/nissan-brings-the-gt-r-back-to-the-ring-pits-nerds-against-race-car-drivers/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:11:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438142 Not to have another stab at the best “production, street-legal” Nordschleife lap time.  That’s not why they are trading the chilly Eifel for balmy Yokohama. Allegedly, Nissan does not want to work on the 7:24:22 lap time. Instead, says GT-R program director Kazutaka Mizuno: “We want to try something new this year. Just as important as […]

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Not to have another stab at the best “production, street-legal” Nordschleife lap time.  That’s not why they are trading the chilly Eifel for balmy Yokohama. Allegedly, Nissan does not want to work on the 7:24:22 lap time. Instead, says GT-R program director Kazutaka Mizuno: “We want to try something new this year. Just as important as […]

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Inside The Lexus LFA: Soon You Will Hear How It Changes The Lexus Brand, Chief Engineer Says http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/inside-the-lexus-lfa-soon-you-will-hear-how-it-changes-the-lexus-brand-chief-engineer-says/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/inside-the-lexus-lfa-soon-you-will-hear-how-it-changes-the-lexus-brand-chief-engineer-says/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:34:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420994 Sometimes, there are perks in this business. Yesterday, I had the biggest perk so far: I saw a  $375,000 (base) supercar in the nude. And I could ask the man who built the LFA what he was thinking. He thinks the LFA could change Lexus as we know it. Haruhiko Tanahashi is the Chief Engineer […]

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Sometimes, there are perks in this business. Yesterday, I had the biggest perk so far: I saw a  $375,000 (base) supercar in the nude. And I could ask the man who built the LFA what he was thinking. He thinks the LFA could change Lexus as we know it. Haruhiko Tanahashi is the Chief Engineer […]

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Nissan Distances Itself From Rogue GT-R Ring Racer Video http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/nissan-distances-itself-from-rogue-gt-r-ring-racer-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/nissan-distances-itself-from-rogue-gt-r-ring-racer-video/#comments Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:28:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=418041 Yesterday, the new 2012 Nissan GT-R landed on rank 10 of the fastest Nordschleife lap times. The only problem is: Nissan knows absolutely nothing about this record run. As far as Nissan is concerned, it doesn’t exist, and there is nothing to say. The entry appeared in the all-knowing crowd sourced Wikipedia, along with a […]

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Yesterday, the new 2012 Nissan GT-R landed on rank 10 of the fastest Nordschleife lap times. The only problem is: Nissan knows absolutely nothing about this record run. As far as Nissan is concerned, it doesn’t exist, and there is nothing to say. The entry appeared in the all-knowing crowd sourced Wikipedia, along with a […]

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Nordschleife Mystery: Viper Or Blindworm? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/norschleife-mystery-viper-or-blindworm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/norschleife-mystery-viper-or-blindworm/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:38:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411628 Last week, news about a Dodge Viper ACR kicking “the ever-living crap out of the Lexus LFA and the Corvette ZR1” (in the matchless and breathless words of Jalopnik) made the rounds trough the webz. At the time, Jack Baruth warned that “there’s no ‘official’ word yet” and mused that the slick boys could have […]

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Last week, news about a Dodge Viper ACR kicking “the ever-living crap out of the Lexus LFA and the Corvette ZR1” (in the matchless and breathless words of Jalopnik) made the rounds trough the webz. At the time, Jack Baruth warned that “there’s no ‘official’ word yet” and mused that the slick boys could have […]

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LFA’s Ring Result Confirmed: 7:14.64 (Video Proof Encl.) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/lfa%e2%80%99s-ring-result-confirmed-714-64/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/lfa%e2%80%99s-ring-result-confirmed-714-64/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 04:25:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410233 After checking the telemetry, and posing for a group shot, it’s official: The Lexus Nürburgring-enhanced LFA did the now common 20.6 kilometer “sport auto” lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in seven minutes, 14.64 seconds. That’s a hair better than the Donkervoort D8 RS, which completed the same course in 7:14.89 – 5 years ago. It […]

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After checking the telemetry, and posing for a group shot, it’s official: The Lexus Nürburgring-enhanced LFA did the now common 20.6 kilometer “sport auto” lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in seven minutes, 14.64 seconds. That’s a hair better than the Donkervoort D8 RS, which completed the same course in 7:14.89 – 5 years ago. It […]

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Great Nordschleifen Time In A LFA. A Bad Day For The Blogs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/great-nordschleifen-time-in-a-lfa-a-bad-day-for-the-blogs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/great-nordschleifen-time-in-a-lfa-a-bad-day-for-the-blogs/#comments Sat, 03 Sep 2011 16:15:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410157 While Jack is ranting about blackballing PR flacks and journos with pants on fire, let me warn against journalism by Twitter. Here is a prime example: Today, the interwebs are abuzz about a Lexus LFA setting a new Nordschleifen record. The source: A tweet by Chris Harris of EVO. He wrote: “LFA Nurburgring pack just […]

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While Jack is ranting about blackballing PR flacks and journos with pants on fire, let me warn against journalism by Twitter. Here is a prime example: Today, the interwebs are abuzz about a Lexus LFA setting a new Nordschleifen record. The source: A tweet by Chris Harris of EVO. He wrote: “LFA Nurburgring pack just […]

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Toyota Sets Nordschleife Record Running On Batteries http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/toyota-sets-nordschleife-record-running-on-batteries/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/toyota-sets-nordschleife-record-running-on-batteries/#comments Thu, 01 Sep 2011 15:41:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409918 Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG), Toyota’s Cologne-based high-speed division, has set a new Nordschleife record for an electric vehicle. The TMG EV P001, equipped with two electric motors and 800Nm of torque, did the Nordschleife in 7 mins 47.794 secs, outdistancing the Peugeot EX1 EV’s which did the circuit in 9 mins 1.338 secs. The Peugeot […]

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Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG), Toyota’s Cologne-based high-speed division, has set a new Nordschleife record for an electric vehicle. The TMG EV P001, equipped with two electric motors and 800Nm of torque, did the Nordschleife in 7 mins 47.794 secs, outdistancing the Peugeot EX1 EV’s which did the circuit in 9 mins 1.338 secs. The Peugeot […]

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