Porsche 996 Turbo and Audi urQuattro at Nürburgring Nordschleife
Me in my Porsche 996 turbo and Mattias in his Audi 'ACHTUNG!' urQuattro at Nürburgring Nordschleife.
It doesn't take that much to entertain two grown men, just two cars and the greatest track in the world.. ;-)
Learning the Nürburgring in a Porsche 911 - XCAR
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The Porsche 911 is a very capable car. The Nürburgring is a very scary
track. Alex Goy is not a very capable track driver. Those three statements
are both true and connected...
In the summer of 2012 we had a phone call offering every petrolhead's dream
-- two days of professional training around the 'Ring in a shiny new
Porsche 911 Carrera S. To make things nice and complicated I challenged
myself to do a solo lap of the Nordschleife in less than ten minutes after
the instruction was over. An easy task for a pro, but not for someone who
errs on the cautious side of driving like me.
The Nürburgring is widely regarded as one of the most fearsome roads in
the world. It's very long, has over 140 corners and takes decades of
practise to learn. Many lives have been lost on the 'Ring and countless
cars have lost a fight against the miles of Armco that hems the tarmac.
Having only ever attempted the Nordschleife in the virtual world before I
was understandably nervous. I was crap at it online, how would I be any
good in the real world?
I was there for Sport Auto's Perfecktions Training as a guest of Porsche.
It was an ideal opportunity to have a crack at the legend... in a legend.
My steed was a Porsche 911 Carrera S -- 400bhp of rear-engined, RWD fun.
The new 911 is a brilliant car, it's nowhere near as lairy as your mates in
the pub would have you believe. Yes, the weight is at the back and if you
turn all the traction toys off you could end up oversteering into a hedge.
However, thanks to Porsche PASM (Porsche Active Stability Management)
system it's perfectly safe in the hands of a moron. So perfect for a 'Ring
Rookie like me.
My instructor was the wonderfully unhinged Christian Menzel. He's a rather
talented racing driver and something of a 'Ring expert - the ideal person
to teach me how to shuffle around it properly.
My first lap was a nervous one -- the tales of crashed cars and lost lives
fresh in my mind as I built my confidence, learnt how much of my overly
enthusiastic inputs the car could take and began to recognise corners I'd
previously overrun on Gran Turismo.
As with most things the key to improvement is practise -- in this case
endlessly lapping the course, going faster each time and keeping an eye out for
silly mistakes. While my confidence was certainly building I still didn't
want to fall off.
As 'go time' loomed nearer I was getting better and better. So much so that
I decided to take a breather and have a ride with a true Ring Meister:
Walter Röhrl. A motoring legend and a bona fide celeb at the 'Ring, Walter
showed me what can truly be done when you have actual talent. His 911 GT2
RS was terrifyingly fast, his reactions faster. Röhrl passed cars with inches to
spare, raising a cheery hand off the wheel to thank them as he sped by.
Still, my time to shine (or die) came and Christian had one sterling piece
of advice for me: "Just bring my baby home".
As I passed under the bridge I flipped the switch on the 911's built-in
stopwatch and we were off.
I'd spent two days learning the circuit, taking in the camber changes,
elevation differences, sight lines, changes of light, different corners,
braking points and I was finally on my own.
While I hadn't memorised each corner, I vaguely knew what was going to come
next. Without a lead car ahead of me I had no idea whether I was taking the
right line or even going fast enough -- I'd timed a few of our laps before
and saw we'd managed some low-nine minute runs. That, however, was with
Christian up front. Could I manage to get anywhere close? I'd done a fast
lap before, countless times actually, but never alone,
One thing was clear -- I was far more relaxed than I had been at the start.
My first lap saw me more tightly sprung than a jack-in-the-box with anger
management issues, now I was calmer with the controls and could anticipate
what was coming.
As the miles tumbled I was worried I wouldn't make it -- I couldn't glance
down at the clock as I was too busy not falling off the circuit...
As the finishing gantry came into view a quick look at the timer showed
that I'd made it with time to spare -- 09:37. Not bad.
The Nürburgring is one of those 'life list' things that many want to do
but few ever will. I left the 'Ring with more confidence and a healthy
feeling that I'd risen to a challenge. I'd taken on the Nürburgring and
not been bitten in the arse.
Next step... nine minutes.
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A modified Porsche 996 Turbo on a special "Sunday Drive"
Raphael Busch and his 521 hp Porsche 996 turbo on a nice little Sunday Drive. Planned as
small clip an put together in record time, the result is surprisingly good.
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder First Test: Fastest 0-60 Time Ever? Plus Porsche 959! - Ignition Ep. 109
On this week's Ignition, Carlos Lago has a second go at Porsche's 918
hypercar. The goal: to run the 918 through the full gauntlet of MT's
instrumented testing, including 0-60, quarter mile, braking, figure 8, and
a blistering real-time hot lap around Big Willow race track with pro driver
Randy Pobst. Carlos also gets a rare chance to experience the 918's
ancestor, the Porsche 959. The 959 was a remarkable piece of automobile
history that was decades ahead of its time with much of it's technology
only appearing in common vehicles within the last ten years or so. The 918
attempts something very similar, featuring very advanced technology,
including a naturally aspirated V8 that works with a seamlessly integrated
electric motor to provide extra Boost. Can Porsche's new hypercar achieve the
same effect that its predecessor did? Only time will tell, but stay tuned
for the record-breaking review.
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996 Turbo The Ultimate Test - Best Motoring International
Akihiko Nakaya and Gan-san test the Porsched 996 turbo on the Gymkhana course and high speed
circuit for a 1/4 mile battle. Go to http://gtchannel.com for more videos.
We bring in the Ferrari 360 Modena, Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R and Honda NSX
Nissan GTR vs Porsche Turbo Nordschleife
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We compare the Nissan GTR against the Porsche turbo at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Audi Quattro Extreme towed away at the Nürburgring !
On the 1st of November 2011, yd222 recorded this Audi Quattro Extreme at
the famous gas station at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. There were some
technical problems with the car so it had to be towed away. This Audi has a
4 cylinder turbo engine (no 5 cylinder!)
that produces 450 - 500 bhp. On the Akademisches in Hockenheim this car
killed all Porsches!
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Porsche 911 Turbo Review - Top Gear - BBC
With their engines mounted at the back, the Porsche 911 has always been a
scary car. But things have just got scarier as Jeremy steps into the
Porsche 911 turbo. Spare a thought too
for the Stig as he wrestles the turbo
around a seriously wet track on a power lap.
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Edo Competition Porsche 996 GT2 + 996 GT2 + 997 Turbo - Accelerations!!
I have recorded an astonishing Porsche 996 GT2 tuned by Edo Competition. I
have filmed this Porsche previously on other events, now you can see some
amazing fly by shots on a closed circuit somewhere in The Netherlands. A
standard GT2 has 462bhp and 0-60mph (0-100 km/h) goes in 4.1 seconds. This
GT2 has an amazing 550bhp and 0-60mph (0-100 km/h) goes in 3.8 seconds and
it has an topspeed of 211 mph (340km/h!).
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