2014 CAR review: four seismic Nurburgring laptimes

Published: 30 December 2014

Porsche 918

1) Porsche 918 (6:57)

Shaving 14sec off the previous road-car record, Porsche test driver Marc Lieb burst through the 7min barrier to send shockwaves through ’Ring world.
Click here to read the story.

Renault Megane Trophy R

2) Renault Megane Trophy R (7:54.36)

In a frenzied summer of fwd hot-hatch ’Ring-busting, Renault responded to the Seat Leon Cupra’s 7:58.4 with Laurent Hurgon’s lap.
Click here to read CAR's Renault Megane Trophy R review.

Nissan GT-R Nismo

3) Nissan GT-R Nismo (7:08.69)

Nismo keeps trying to beat the 918’s time, keeps failing and keeps denying it’s trying to top the Porsche. But Michael Krumm came close, with our Gavin watching on.
Click here to watch the frankly terrifying video.

McLaren P1

4) McLaren P1 (6:47??)

The web was awash with rumours: McLaren ‘cuts 10sec off the 918’s time’. We waited for the evidence, the verification, the bragging. Still waiting…
Click here to read the story.

 

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