Germany’s Nurburgring is the battlefield where the world’s automotive manufacturers push their vehicles to the ragged edge in hopes of demolishing the competition. The race course and, public roadway, has undergone a few changes since it was first constructed in the 1920s. In its current form the Nürburgring is 12.9 miles long and features 77 main turns along with several minors.
The competition is intense and these manufacturers won’t let anyone keep their coveted spots for long. Here are the 10 Fastest Production Cars To Ever Go Around The Nürburgring:
10. Porsche 911 GT2 RS – 7:18.00 :
In 2010 this 612 horsepower Porsche monster claimed the 10th fastest lap around the famed race track. The 911 GT2 RS was designed as a top secret project by Porsche to demolish the Nissan GT-R’s time of 7 minutes and 24 seconds. The RS was capable of a 0 to 60 time of 2.8 seconds that was made possible by its twin turbocharged flat six engine. The top secret 911 was also put on diet and over 300 pounds were pulled from its innards. When the dust settled in 2010 the 911 GT2 RS had completed the course in 7 minutes and 18 seconds flat, knocking the GT-R off its throne…at least for a bit anyways.
9. Donkervoort D8 RS – 7:14.89 :
It as made up as it looks but this Dutch speed demon is a real as they come. This open wheeled creation is powered by the engine from an Audi R4 and produces 345 horsepower. It normally takes quite a bit more power than that to have one of the top times at the Nürburgring but the D8 RS makes up for its loss of power with a curb weight of 1,300 pounds. The turbocharged 1.8 liter shocked the world in 2005 with its lap time of 7 minutes and 14.89 seconds.