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These Are The Fastest Cars In 2021 On The Nurburgring Ring

Over the last 20 years Nürburgring lap times have become as important a marketing tool for automakers as a neck-snapping 0-100 km/h figure or continent crushing top speed.

Nürburgring Nordshleife laptimes, that is. The Nordschleife is the original 1930s toll road that became too dangerous for the F1 crowd, who decamped to the modern Nürburgring GP circuit next door in 1984.

But the old circuit lives on. It still hosts the annual Nürburgring 24 Hour race (whose course blends the old and new tracks), it’s still open to tourist traffic and crazy taxi rides, and it’s where the car industry comes to test and develop its latest cars.

When Porsche’s 918 Spyder hypercar broke the 7-minute barrier in 2013 it almost seemed like alchemy. But just eight years later Porsche has taken almost 20 seconds out of that time with a far less expensive machine, albeit one fitted with a Manthey-Racing performance kit available through your Porsche dealer. Slightly more tenuous are the two times set by Radical in 2005 and 2009 using a thinly disguised racing car that was just about legal.

Here are the fastest cars on the Nürburgring Nordshleife:


Production Cars

2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Manthey-Racing - 6:38.84

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series - 6:43.62

2018 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - 6:44.97

2017 Porsche 911 GT2 RS - 6:47.25

2009 Radical SR8 LM - 6:48.28

2017 Lamborghini Huracan Performante - 6:52.01

2005 Radical SR8 - 6:55.00

2021 Porsche 911 GT3 - 6:55.10

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS - 6:56.40

2013 Porsche 918 Spyder - 6:57.00


Sedans

2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 - 7:18.36

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic+ - 7:23.01

2020 Porsche Panamera Turbo S - 7:25.04

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic+ - 7:25.41

2022 BMW M5 CS - 7:29.57


SUV & Crossovers

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT - 7:33.95

2020 Audi RS Q8 - 7:42.253

2019 AMG GLC 63 S 4Matic+ - 7:49.37

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio - 7:51.70

2016 Porsche Cayenne Turbo - 7:59.70


Hatchback Cars

2022 Audi RS 3 7:40.75

2019 Renault Megane RS Trophy-R - 7:40.10

2017 Honda Civic Type R - 7:43.80

2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport S - 7:47.19

2021 Mercedes-AMG A45 S - 7:48.80


Electric Cars

Volkswagen ID.R - 6:05.34

NIO EP9 - 6:45.90

Tesla Model S Plaid - 7:30.91

Porsche Taycan Turbo - 7:42.34

Toyota TMG EV P002 - 7:22.33

Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive - 7:56.23

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