Ferrari claims coveted and prestigious Nürburgring record

Published on May 18th, 2010

Over the last couple of very recent years, many of us were under the impression that the coveted and prestigious Nurburgring record was held by either the Nissan GTR or a Porsche. But recently, it has come to Trafficmagonline’s attention that the Nurburgring record is actually now being owned by a lightningly quick sportster known as the Radical SR8LM with a timing of 6:48.

Surprisingly the Nissan GTR and not one Porsche are listed in the list of fastest cars around the popular ‘ring’. Recently however, a not-so-street-legal-looking thoroughbred Italian prancing horse known as the Ferrari 599XX has laid claim to the ‘ring’s’ record.

The Ferrari 599XX recently posted an eye-popping and jaw-dropping sub-seven minute time around the 12.8-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife Circuit.

Ferrari excitingly and proudly claims that it is ‘the first ever production-derived sports car to break the 7-minute barrier on the classic 20.832km Nordschleife circuit.’

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Its 6:58.16 lap is actually the third fastest recorded time for a production car, although the 599XX is not exactly road legal to begin with. The top spot is taken by the Radical SR8LM, and below that the Radical SR8 – which is a road legal car, rather amazing to believe and digest.

The 599XX’s time is very impressive, given that the Radical is essentially a racecar for the road. Much of the technology from the 599XX has been used in the new 599 GTO – which is the fastest road legal Ferrari ever.

The 599 GTO recently made its much anticipated Asian debut at the recently concluded Beijing Motor Show. There is no news or information on pricing yet, but expect a significant rise above the staggering seven figure price tag of the standard 599.

Here are the top ten production car lap times of the Nürburgring, to put the 599XX’s into context:

Radical SR8LM: 6:48
Radical SR8: 6:55
Gumpert Apollo Speed: 7:11.5
Donkervoort D8 270 RS: 7:14.89
Donkervoort D8 RS: 7:18.1
Dodge Viper ACR: 7:22.1
Maserati MC12: 7:24.3
Pagani Zonda F Clubsport: 7:24.7
Ferrari Enzo: 7:25.3
Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1: 7:26.4

text: Azdee Simon  pix: Various sources


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