Porsche have held the outright record lap time at the Nurburgring for some thirty-four years, and that could be broken, and by a road legal production car no less.
The 6:11 time was set by Stefan Bellof in 1983 in a Porsche 956 Le Mans race car in 1983, which is astounding, as a comparison, their fastest production car, the 918 Spyder, set a 6:57.
So who exactly is going to topple this giant? Lamborghini? Ferrari? McLaren? Well, no, they’re a little smaller than that (and more American). The guys behind this feat are Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, if you aren’t into your endurance racing, you may not have heard of them.
Their entry into the recent six hour race at the ‘ring was the SCG003C and was the fastest car on track and lead the race until it was struck with a brake failure and had to retire. The car clocked an impressive 6:40, and this was with 200bhp and 184 lb/ft less than the production car (to meet regulations). It also had an extra 100KG of ballast on board, which suggests it could be extremely quick at the famed circuit.
The production car is the SCG003S and looks as good as it (reportedly) moves, we’ll be keeping close tabs on this beast.
Jay Daniels (@jaydaniels_)