2y ago

These days all new cars are tested at the Nürburgring, from Seat’s to Lamborghini’s, and it’s all completely and utterly POINTLESS!

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last 120 years. The Nürburgring is a racetrack in western Germany, and all car manufacturers for some odd reason feel the need to send all of their new cars round the Track to see what time they can achieve.

I’ll happily admit a car that can round the Nürburgring in a good time is impressive. It shows off the brands engineering excellence and proves to potential buyers that the car is fast.

However, unless you’re doing the Nürburgring 24-hour race, those times mean Jack–all to the rest of us.

You see the Nürburgring is in one place. Western Germany. You can’t do those speeds or those lap times on the road. Well you can but you’d be waving Au Revoir to your driving licence.

No one drives around town or in the city like they’re on the Nürburgring unless of course they’re stolen cars (we get that a lot in Orpington).

When a car is developed on the Nürburgring, it basically means that it will be as uncomfortable as getting a prostate exam and that your spine will quickly disintegrate if your drive anywhere in Kent.

I don’t see the need to develop a car on a racetrack unless it is a Race car, such as the Aston Martin Vulcan. In fact, I’ve come up with a brilliant idea…why don’t care manufactures develop cars on a road! Where they will actually be driven!

Porsche may develop the Gt2 or any of the massive 911 range on the Nürburgring, but chances are, most of the time that it will be driven is in stop – start city traffic or cruising on the motorway to the country house for the weekend

It is so utterly pointless and a total waste of money to develop a car on a racetrack, because chances are…it’ll never go around a racetrack in its life.

And it means that people who buy one are forced to endure and appalling ride and a broken spine.

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Comments (11)

  • I am so with you! I can't hear it anymore with all of these BEST times on the Nordschleife...

      2 years ago
  • For suv and some hatchback yes. For performance cars, no, the purpose is to be stable at high speed. The funny thing is rimac and tesla hasnt posted their official lap time yet advertised their cars as " performance cars".

      2 years ago
    • Rimac has only made 8 cars, and one was destroyed, Tesla won't post the time in case it brings the share price down anymore

        2 years ago
  • James May will probably respond to this

      2 years ago
  • Was this written by James May? I agree, btw. A green hell version of a vauxhall corsa? Completely pointless .

      2 years ago
  • By your point,EVERY performance car is pointless,because most are city or motoway driven,so why have zillions of HP just to crawl at 50kmh or 130kmh? Technically the N is not a track,is a road,you pay and can drive almost everything there and is one of the safest place where you can develop a car or whatever because you can hire it like every track,for sure,but no track has the same sequence of turns and gradients,none at all.

      2 years ago
    • I think the point is that buying a N-ring tuned car for daily use is pointless.

      If your daily commute is slow, then buy a comfortable car not a fast one. SUVs are taking over for this reason.

      By your logic, we should all be driving track...

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        2 years ago
    • Well,who goes to a track every,day? Who has got time and space to go everyday or almost every day to the Yorkshire Moors or to the EVO Triangle in Wales? Again,by your point,every performance car is pointless.

        2 years ago