Video: [2009] Radical SR8 LM Sets Nurburgring Lap Record

As I mentioned earlier this week when I wrote  about the Donkervoort D8 RS, many sports car makers hone suspension and engine tuning for new cars at the 13 mile Nürburgring Nordschliefe track in Nürburg, Germany. The course is famous for its length, hundreds of turns, bends, and switchbacks, and the level of skill required to master it; to claim the record as the fastest production car is an incredible accomplishment that many manufacturers aspire to achieve. In 2009, Radical Sportscars arrived at the track in a modified version of their SR8 and set the fastest lap ever for a production car. They had done so in 2005 with the standard version at a time of 6:55, and in 2009 returned to set the new record in the SR8 LM with a time of 6:48. Lucky for us, the cameras were rolling…


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About Cameron Rogers

Cameron Rogers is the founder and lead writer at Downshift Autos, the only automotive blog on the Internet*. Born in the back of an AMC Gremlin, Cameron vowed to never let this extraordinarily embarrassing detail define him, so help him God. He drives a GTI but absolutely will not shut up about it if somebody asks. He will not hesitate to let people know that no, they shouldn't get a Porsche 911 when a Morgan 3 Wheeler is so obviously the superior choice. He is obsessed with the seats of a Carrera GT and the steering wheel of a Fisker Karma. He once sat in the driver's seat of a Tesla Model S, his greatest accomplishment to date. He is just now realizing that writing an autobiography, however miniscule, in the third person is odd and unnerving. *As of this writing, Cameron has been informed that there are, in fact, many websites and blogs centered around cars and car culture. He regrets his grievous error.

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