Nürburgring Overload: Camaro Z/28, Porsche 918 Spyder Test at the Green Hell

Porsche 918 Nurburgring Screengrab

Everybody loves testing their new sports car at the Nürburgring. Over the last decade, the ‘Ring has become the de facto test track for manufacturers to not only hone suspension and handling setups but also to attempt to stake their claim at the top of the lap time leaderboard. The race to the top is useless for 99.99% of the world, but it is certainly thrilling to watch so many compete in a non-race atmosphere. Any assertion to a specific car’s dominance at the ‘Ring is fleeting for the simple fact that automakers will push the envelope further and further to challenge that dominance. That being said, the Porsche 918 Spyder is, for now, the ruler of the ‘Ring as far as easily available production cars go, with a lap time of 6:57 (a pair of Radicals are faster, but good luck even optioning one at either spec). Here is the 918’s speed run, as well as a recent blast through the Green Hell by the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, which clocked a better time than the Porsche Carrera S.

Porsche 918 Spyder

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28


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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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