There is perhaps no racing circuit in the world as enthralling as the Nurburgring. The track’s sheer length, it’s multitude of corners, and its extensive history makes it a legend among enthusiasts. The track is 21kms in length, with over one hundred corners sweeping through Germany’s Eifel mountains, it has also been the definitive test for cars and drivers for many years.
Even though Porsche and Lamborghini are owned by Volkswagen, they are always competing for the Nürburgring Production Car Record. Back in 2013 Porsche’s 918 Spyder lapped The Ring at 6.57. This record was beaten by Lamborghini Huracan LP560-4 Performante in March 2017 by 5 seconds completing the lap in 6.52. There was some hue n cry over the interwebz about the authenticity of this record but Lamborghini released its in-car video with telemetry and put things in place.
In May of 2017 McLaren P1 LM set a 6.43 time around The ring, But the Production is limited to only 5 pieces hence not in consideration for Production Car Record. In September of 2017 Porsche came back guns blazing with 700hp 911 GT2 RS and clipped Huracan’s record by lapping at 6.47.
German publication Auto Motor Und Sport reports that 911 GT2 RS’s record has been beaten and once again by a Lamborghini. The publication claims (now confirmed by Lamborghini with video proof) Aventador SVJ set a time of 6:44.97, more than two seconds faster than the Porsche’s official time of 6:47.3. The Aventador SVJ’s 759hp and features the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva system (ALA) an active aero system that directs downforce to where it’s most needed. Learning from its bad experience with the interwebz during the Huracan record lap, this time Lamborghini left no stone unturned to log its record.
Fitted with cameras inside and out and full telemetry, under the formal scrutiny of Remak personnel who managed time and GPS certification using VBOX-Racelogic instrumentation
Just for perspective and kicks the overall record for “The Green Hell” is held by Porsche with a modified version of its 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid EVO race car. In the hands of racing driver Timo Bernhard, the speedy hybrid lapped the circuit in 5:19.55. It beat the previous record, which had stood for 35 years, by 51.58 seconds. Records are meant to be broken, so untill next time …