In this video, I follow the BMW M5 V10 Ring Taxi with my BMW 330 Ci. Not enough power but better brakes and handling ;)
The bars indicate longitudinal and lateral G Forces.
Video recorder is Chasecam PDR100 with integrated G-Force module.
BMW Ring Taxi - A Lap With Sabine Schmitz
This is a lap of the "Green Hell" with Sabine Schmitz on the 5th of
September 2010. It was great to have Sabine as our driver, and a huge
thanks to her and BMW RingTaxi for the thrill of being driven at high speed
on a track that takes many years to learn. We had so much fun, and highly
recommend it to anyone going to Germany, that likes the Nurburgring, and
isn't game enough to bring their own car, or hire a track day car. And we
can't help but congratulate Sabine for saying the line "I tell you
something, I could do that lap time in a van", which ultimately led to
Jeremy Clarkson pretty much being beaten around the 'ring by Sabine in a
diesel Ford Transit van. I hope to come back in a few years and do it
again! Worth flying from Australia for :)
Si B's Evo 8 racing/passing Ring Taxi BMW M5 at the Nurburgring
Bit of an update to help those folks too thick to realise that if you start
behind someone, catch them up, and finish ahead of them, you've either
driven through them, or overtaken them. It's really quite simple... save
your trolling for somewhere else.
I'm just a normal guy, driving a quick car briskly, I don't proclaim
anything more or less. Yes the car could go faster, yes I could drive better, and yes
the taxi could have gone faster. I
don't need Captain Obvious comments saying just as much.
Any normal comments, questions or musings are welcomed however :-)
Me driving my Evo 8, initially chasing then overtaking BMW's M5 Ring Taxi
round the Nurburgring.
BMW ring Taxi vs Porsche 911 on the Nurburgring (The Nordschleife!)
This is the best race track in the world. The Nordschleife!
This is the one were every bike on the track gets in the way of the cars,
but to be fair it isn't a race, and the bikers are only there sight seeing
not to ride fast. This video is from 2007, BMW M5 vs Porsche 911 (the
passenger is a biker and has just been riding round the track, now he goes
in the Porsche, several times he says how 'incredible' the car is he even
points out how much the bikes slow the cars down drastically especially
after the bus, listen to him, the bikers think they are going fast!)
People can make excuses for the riders in this video, which is fine, but
at the end of the day it's a video about cars not bikes, and for those
saying it isn't Sabine, IT IS Sabine driving the BMW! it is the old M5 with
I meant, it's easier to ride a bike than drive a car, to learn at least.
Not to take anything away from the bike riders, it takes skill, lots of
skill and balls of course, or stupidity, which ever you like. No I wont
ride a bike at these kinds of speeds, I like being alive, yes I will drive
a car at these speeds, it feels safe, even if it isn't!