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Top 10 Nürburgring Lap Records 2020

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It is not new that the Nordschleife is the most challenging race track in the world. The aim of many car manufacturers to set the fastest lap at the Ring has grown in popularity more and more every year.

To celebrate this “competition” we present you here the ranking of the fastest laps ever made and their onboard videos.

I do not exaggerate if I tell you that many of them will blow your mind…

1 | Porsche 919 Hybrid EVO – 5.19.546

Category: Non-series

Driver: Timo Bernhard

Date: 29th June 2018

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo Tribute Nuburgring Nordschlefe Lap Record

Using the 2017 Le Mans 24h winner car as a base, Porsche deployed the full potential of the car by getting rid of the technical regulation limitations.

To be more specific, the modifications increased the downforce in a 53% and the total power to 1160 hp, while decreasing the weight to 849kg.

It does not seem that any other brand will try to improve this lap record in a short period of time. Therefore, this onboard lap video is one of the most extreme things that you’ll see in a very long time at the Nürburgring.

2 | Volkswagen ID.R – 6.05.336

Category: Non-series

Driver: Romain Dumas

Date: 3rd June 2019

Volkswagen ID.R Nurburgring Nordschleife Lap Record

Before putting his name as the fastest electric car at the Ring, the Volkswagen ID.R took the absolute record at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 2018.

Watching the onboard video, you can feel a mix of emotions. By one side, the silent and even relaxing sound that the electric engine produces inside the car, and on the other side, the brutal sense of speed outside the car.

Will a full electric car be the fastest at Nürburgring someday?

3 | Porsche 956 – 6.11.13

Category: Competition

Driver: Stefan Beloff

Date: 28th May 1983

Stefan Bellof in his Porsche 956 at Nurburgring

This is the most special record at Nurburgring because of the history behind it. A record that lasted unbeaten for 35 years, while keeping alive the memory of Stefan Bellof.

Sadly, there’s no onboard video of that lap. However, here you can watch Derek Bell driving Bellof’s car 30 years later. Watching it you have an idea of how impressive the record was at that time.

As you may know, the major championships moved to the new Nürburgring GP layout in 1984. What made more difficult (or almost impossible) to set a new lap record during a competition.

4 | Porsche 956 – 6.16.85

Category: Competition

Driver: Jochen Mass

Date: 28th May 1983

It happened during the same qualifying session where Bellof made history. To have a better reference of how fast those times were, Jackie Ickx who was the 3rd fastest driver did a 6.27.36, and Keke Rosberg time was 6.39.52.

In the video, you can watch another tribute to the Porsche 956, driving it through the Green Hell. But this time, Joachim Hans-Stuck was on the wheel. You can see how emotional the moment was through Hans-Stuck eyes.

5 | March 832 BMW F2 – 6.28.03

Category: Competition

Driver: Christian Danner

Date: 24th April 1983

Christian Danner in his March 832 BMW Formula 2

This record was set by a young Christian Danner during Formula 2, one month earlier than Bellof record.

Sadly, we were not able to find any relevant piece of footage to show to you.

6 | Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR – 6.40.33

Category: Road-legal

Driver: Lars Kern

Date: 25th October 2018

Porsche 911 GT2-RS Manthey Racing - Nurburgring Lap Records

This car is an improved version done by Manthey Racing of the Porsche 911 G2 RS production model.

The onboard is absolute madness, especially if you keep in mind that you can buy this car and drive it on the streets. The driver, Lars Kern, is another Nordschleife specialist with many record drives and VLN participations.

7 | McLaren P1 XP1 LM Prototype – 6.43.22

Category: Road-legal

Driver: Kenny Bräck

Date: 27th April 2017

McLaren P1 XP1 LM Prototype Lanzante -  Nuburgring Nordschleife Lap Records

This road-legal version of the McLaren P1 GTR is made by Lanzante, the company behind the McLaren F1 LM (the road-legal version of the McLaren F1 GTR), and the 1995 24h of Le Mans-winning McLaren. Pure motorsport history.

8 | Lamborghini Aventador LP770-4 SVJ – 6.44.97

Category: Production

Driver: Marco Mapelli

Date: 26th July 2018

Lamborghini-Aventador LP770-4 SVJ - Nurburgring Lap Records

Features like adaptive suspension and active aero are making the Lamborghini Aventador the fastest production car on the Nurburgring.

The engine sound during the onboard lap video is simply magnificent.

9 | NIO EP9 – 6.45.90

Category: Non-Series

Driver: Peter Dumbreck

Date: 12th May 2017

NIO EP9

This monstrous machine with more than 1350hp was designed and built in only 18 months with a clear mission: be the fastest electric car at the Nordschleife.

After a 1st “unsuccessful” attempt with a time of 7.06, the NIO EP9 needed only 6 more months of development to destroy the competition.

10 | Porsche 911 GT2 RS – 6.47.25

Category: Production

Driver: Lars Kern

Date: 20th September 2017

Porsche 911 GT2-RS - Nurburgring Nordschleife Lap Records

As Porsche itself states: “the GT2 RS is the fastest 911 ever built”. Actually, this is the production version of the car that Manthey Racing prepared to beat everybody else.

With 5 positions out of 10 in the ranking, there is no doubt which manufacturer is the king of the Ring.

– This article will remain updated with every new lap record.

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