Dodge Viper ACR-E (7:01.30)
The model in charge of opening the list is the Dodge Viper ACR-E, equipped with a spectacular aerodynamic package. However, it didn't manage to break the 7-minute barrier. Behind the wheel of the 650-hp (485-kW) beast was Dominik Farnbacher.
Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV (6:59.73)
The first Lamborghini in the list is the Aventador with its 750 hp (559 kW) of power, which recorded an impressive time in 2015, with Marco Mapelli at the wheel.
Porsche 918 Spyder (6:57.00)
The record of the 918 Spyder, a plug-in hybrid with 887 hp (661 kW) of power, was established in 2013 by Marc Lieb, a former German Porsche factory motor-racing driver. In fact, the car was the undisputed Porsche king at the Nürburgring for a long time, until a certain 911 GT2 RS arrived to spoil the party.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS (6:56.40)
The naturally aspirated supercar from Porsche has been the latest model to join this prestigious list. Its merit is tremendous, since it has managed to record a time only nine seconds slower than the mighty GT2 RS, which has 180 hp (134 kW) more.
Radical SR8 (6:56.08)
The first Radical on the list, with Michael Verges on board, sneaks into this selection thanks to its powerful 411-hp (306-kW) engine. The record was achieved on September 28, 2015, by our German colleagues at Sport Auto magazine.
Lamborghini Huracán Performante (6:52.01)
On October 5, 2016, in association with Pirelli, Lamborghini unveiled the track record of its new war machine: the Huracan Performante, a supercar with 640 hp (477 kW) of power. On board was the pilot Marco Mapelli.
Radical SR8 LM (6:48.00)
This is almost a race car, with 460 hp (343 kW), but it is actually approved for driving on public roads in Britain. In any case, we think this is enough to include it in this list. It was piloted on the 'Ring by Michael Verges, on August 19, 2009.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS (6:47.30)
Third representative of what is probably the most successful brand on the track. In this case, the fast lap occurred on September 20, 2017, with Lars Kern at the wheel, driver and tester of Porsche.
The key to success? Undoubtedly, the 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, with biturbo technology which delivers 700 hp (522 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of maximum torque.
NIO EP9 (6:45.90)
This case is a bit special, since it is a 100-percent electric car with more than 1,300 hp (969 kW). In addition, the record has not been officially verified and the information is based solely on a video provided by the manufacturer. The pilot is Peter Dumbreck and the record was held on May 12, 2017.
McLaren P1 LM (6:43.02)
Manufactured as a limited edition of just five units, this supercar derives from the McLaren P1 GTR race car. The record dates from May 27, 2017. Who was in control? Former race car driver Kenny Brack from Sweden.
Porsche 956 C from 1983 (6:11.13)
Yes, it's a race car, but we had to actually include it. Although this record dates back to 1983, no one has surpassed that figure, achieved by Stefan Bellof in the training sessions of the 1,000 km of Nürburgring. During the race, his best record was 6:25.91 minutes.
And what about Formula 1? Well, if it serves as a reference, Niki Lauda was the first driver to get below the 7-minute barrier, in 1975, at the wheel of his Ferrari. During practice, he set a time of 6:58.60. In the race, Clay Regazzoni made the fastest lap, that same year, with 7:06.40.
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