By on July 11, 2015

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After speculation that Germany’s famed Nurburgring would lift speed limits at the track for manufacturer testing this year, GTSpirit.com has reported that officials will keep the limits in place for at least this year.

“There is no change in the situation so far and the speed limit at three sections of the Nordschleife will not be lifted during the 2015 season,” track spokesman Uwe Baldes told GTSpirit.com.

Nurburgring management implemented speed limits in three portions of the track after a Nissan GT-R GT3 crashed and killed a spectator during a race held in March. The limits effectively ended the manufacturer arms race for the fastest production time around the circuit.

Porsche’s 918 Spyder was the last production car to set a record lap around the circuit. Supercar maker Koenigsegg had planned to challenge Porsche’s record before speed limits were imposed on the track.

The Flugplatz, Schwedenkreuz and Antiniusbuche sections of the Nordschleife track are limited to 200 kph (124 mph) and Dottinger Hole is limited to 250 kph (155 mph).

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3 Comments on “Report: Nurburgring Won’t Lift Limits in 2015...”


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    RideHeight

    Racism, not racing, gets all the clicks here. Even the Elio and Mirages stomp it.

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      wumpus

      It might be obsolete by now, but one of the things Robert Farago made explicit was that this was the “Truth about Cars” not the “Truth about Racing”. Exceptions have largely been made toward racing as a form of driving and how racing effects cars, but has been mostly been kept by keeping a general following of racing out of the blog.

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        RideHeight

        I’m lovin’ it! And in spite of the knee-jerk adoration of muscle and ponce cars here we still get impressive coverage of vehicles for normal and healthy people.

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