Opinion: Nurburgring Lap Times are slightly irrelevant (linked article)
Are they really necessary?
Like an arms race, manufacturers around the world always seem to want to dominate a blisteringly quick time around the Nurburgring Nordschleife for both bragging rights and to demonstrate how capable their car is.
It's been happening for quite some time now, and isn't it time we started to question the relevance of it all? Surely, whoever buys... any car capable of going x minutes 17 seconds around the 'ring isn't exactly going to replicate that.
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