Watch This BMW-Sauber F1 Car Scream Around The Nordschleife
Crank up the volume and enjoy!
What are the best racing videos on the interweb? Old F1 cars (pre-V6 hybrids) screaming their way around any track are epic sprinkle in a little Nurburgring Nordschleife and you have a recipe for spectacular awesomeness.
Thanks to some genuine safety concerns Formula 1 cars stooped racing on the Nordschleife in the late 70's. While probably the prudent course of action this did rob us of the opportunity to experience a modern F1 car screaming around the Green Hell, or did it?
During a VLN race weekend Nick Heidfeld took his BMW Sauber F1.06 powered by a BMW 2.4 liter V8 for a spin around the famous Nordschleife. This was done for demonstration purposes but it gave us a chance to hear the glorious 2.4 liter V8 scream to its 18,000 RPM redline. Sauber engineers speculated that if they unrestricted the car they could complete the Nordschleife in a mind bending 5:15!
I could go on and on, describing just how awesome this was, orrrrr I could shut up and let you watch the video below.