The Nurburgring Has Allegedly Banned New Lap Records
Germany’s Nurburgring Nordschleife racing circuit has become the litmus test for the world’s greatest performance cars. Each year, automakers clamber to the track in an effort to put their cars at the top of the lap record board. But as it would appear, that’s no longer the case. In an announcement from J.F. Musial, one of the producers of the Koenigsegg hypercar film APEX, Musial confirms that the Nurburgring’s management group has decided to ban automotive manufacturers from recording timed laps of the historic race course. The reason? Earlier this year, an accident at the VLN Endurance Championship saw a Nissan GT-R crash heavily, killing a spectator. As an immediate reaction, the track management decided to add a speed limit at the fatal corner, Flugplatz. Now, the management group will allegedly add further restrictions at other high-speed areas. RELATED: Watch the Honda Civic Type-R Attempt a Nurburgring Lap Record
While this may not affect Honda’s plans to put the Civic Type-R at the top of the front-wheel drive leaderboard, it certainly would curtail Koenigsegg from attempting to lap its One:1 hypercar faster than its Porsche 918, Ferrari LaFerrari, and McLaren P1 competition. According to Musial, Koenigsegg believes it could achieve over 186 mph at ‘Ring sections such as Tiergarten, that now will be restricted to only 124 mph.
The report admits these restrictions are likely to be reviewed by the end of the year. However for now it would appear timed, lap record runs are out of the question.
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