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