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Nürburgring Lap Times

List of Nürburgring Nordschleife Lap Times Record

Official Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time list for street-legal vehicles.

Over the recent years, Nürburgring lap time highscores have appeared quite often in official press releases of automobile manufacturers. Record-beating results have become the essential part of all automobile presentations at dedicated shows. Which sports car is the fastest on the ring? What tires were used during tests? What was the weather? Who was the pilot? Numerous questions and intrigues, ignited by mass media, provide automobile brands with the invisible marketing promotion.


First place among street-legal vehicles — Lamborghini Aventador LP 770-4 Superveloce Jota with 6:44.97 minutes.

Why test at the Nürburgring?

Nürburgring racetrack became popular among automobile companies and manufacturers when it was found out that there had been no single global standard for performing benchmark and run-in vehicle tests. Every automobile brand already has or strives to build their own test polygon for trial runs of their cars.

Such companies as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, BMW and others have these test tracks in their disposal. Usually, technical specifications and test results are kept in utmost secrecy. Day after day, vehicles are tested on the native tracks in various modes.

But how to carry out a benchmark test between Mercedes with BMW or, to say, Audi? How to compare time, speed, engine reliability, and suspension performance, on the basis that all manufacturers follow different standards and conditions? How to find out who’s the king there? What to repose on? Where is the entry point? Where are governmental standards? Mercedes cannot run on a BMW track, nor Porsche on a Mercedes track. What will be the move?

The solution came itself on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, a perfect trial polygon. One length for all cars (20.8 km), same number of turns and height differences, same road surface, and same weather. Everyday, lap after lap, automobile manufacturers test their new products nowhere else but there. The one-of-a-kind track architecture, full of abrupt height differences and more than 70 sharp turns and bundles — these properties make Nürburgring the best place to test running gear of a car on high speeds. These are overloads that, occurring during the long test drive, enable to find out bottlenecks in the body, engine, and transmission. They test everything there, from new tires to complex clutch or brake elements. Nürburgring has become a test center, a standard and an etalon for lots of global brands. Moreover, it is a great opportunity for benchmark testing under the same conditions. Each manufacturer today bends every effort to show better lap time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. This has become an obvious and essential differentiator. Best lap time is a kind of guarantee, great marketing, and sales driver for most of new products.

Better lap time — better advertising

It so happens that today, any earnest automobile manufacturer has to test their new product, before introducing it to the market, on the Nürburgring Nordschleife ( full lap is 20.8 km long ) and show fair time. Vehicles are tested by professional pilots or famous drivers, which can give a highscore even more contrast. In some cases ( more often recently ), tests are sponsored by respected automobile publishers ( Sport Auto, Car, The Drive, Top Gear, Car and Driver ), with journalists-drivers acting as pilots.

The devil is in the detail

Usually, tests are kept in stringent secrecy and not announced. Every single aspect is important — air temperature, humidity, asphalt temperature, pressure, weather, etc. Manufacturers fight for seconds to enter the top 10, because it is very classy. Nürburgring Nordschleife, due to its unique architecture, nature, and charisma, enables automobile companies to test their cars to a high standard.

Absolute Record of Nürburgring

5:19.55 minutes — this absolute result was achieved by Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo piloted by a WEC car racer Timo Bernhard.



Early in the morning on June 29, 2018, this hyper car has beaten the previous highscore ( 6:11,13 minutes ) cracked by Stefan Bellof on Porsche 956 in 1983. The prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo is equipped, on the rear axis, with 2.0 L four-cylinder 720 hp gasoline engine with Garret turbocharger; on the front axis, it is equipped with 440 hp hybrid machine with Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( KERS ). Transmission is 7-speed sequential gearbox. Total weight comes to 849 kg.

If you are eager to visit one of these tests and witness the new Nürburgring highscore, we are ready to offer you an unforgettable trip to the exclusive world of Nordschleife with the best observation points and secluded places.

 The list is constantly updated.


Nürburgring Nordschleife Lap Times


Vehicle | Street Legal 
 
Time
  
Date
  
Lamborghini Aventador LP 770-4 Superveloce Jota 2018
Marco Mapelli Pirelli P Zero Corsa
26 July 2018

Porsche GT2 RS 991 MK2
Lars Kern Michelin Pilot Sport CUP2 | Weissach Package
20 September 2017

Radical SR8 LM
Michael Vergers | Dunlop Direzza DZ03
6:48.28
Onboard video
19 August2009

Lamborghini Huracan LP 640-4 Performante 2017
Marco Mapelli | Pirelli Trofeo R
5 October 2016

Radical SR8
Michael Vergers | Dunlop Direzza DZ03
6:55
Onboard video
28 September 2005

Porsche GT3 RS 991 MK2
Kévin Estre | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP2 N0 | Weissach Package
16 April 2018

Porsche 918 Spyder
Marc Lieb | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP2 N0 | Weissach Package
4 September 2013

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce 2015
Marco Mapelli | Pirelli P Zero Corsa
18 May 2015

Dodge Viper ACR 2017
Lance David Arnold | Kumho Ecsta V720 ACR | GTS-R Edition
1 September 2017

Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO 2019
Maro Engel 
November 2018

McLaren 720S
Christian Gebhardt | Pirelli P Zero Corsa
28 June 2018

Nissan GT-R Nismo 2015
Michael Krumm | Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST | N Attack Package
30 September 2013

Mercedes-AMG GT R 2017
Christian Gebhardt | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 ZP
4 November 2016

Gumpert Apollo Sport
Florian Gruber | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup
13 August 2009

Dodge Viper ACR SRT 2010
Dominik Farnbacher | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup
14 September 2011

Porsche 911 GT3 991 MK2
Lars Kern | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 | Clubsport Package
4 May 2017

Porsche 918 Spyder
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2
7:13
Onboard video
June 2014

Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06
Christian Gebhardt | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 ZP
24 April 2017

Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package
Akira Iida | Bridgestone Potenza RE070
31 August 2011

Donkervoort D8 RS
Michael Düchting | Dunlop Sportmaxx
2006

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE 2018
Jim Mero | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup ZP
2017

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE 2018
Jim Mero | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup ZP
2017

Porsche 911 Turbo S 991 MK2
Christian Gebhardt | Pirelli P Zero Corsa NO, OEM
2018

Porsche 911 GT3 991 MK2
Christian Gebhardt | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 N1
7:18
Onboard video
June 2017

Donkervoort D8 RS
Michael Düchting
7:18.1
Onboard video
24 October 2004

Radical SR3 Turbo

Nissan GT-R 2012
7:19.1
Onboard video

Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 2012
Jim Mero | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup ZP
7:19.63
Onboard video
9 June 2012

Ferrari 488 GTB
Horst von Saurma
2016

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 2018
Vincent Radermecker | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 | Prototype Car
November 2017

Ferrari 488 GTB
Christian Gebhardt  | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2
7:21.63
Onboard video
November 2016

Dodge Viper ACR 2009
Tom Coronel | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup
18 August 2008

Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 2012
Jim Mero | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup ZP | Z07 Package
23 June 2011

Gumpert Apollo Sport
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup
7:24
Onboard video
November 2010



Porsche 911 GT2 RS 997 MK2
Michael Düchting
7:24
Onboard video
May 2017

Nissan GT-R 2011
Toshio Suzuki
1 October 2010

Maserati MC12
Marc Basseng
August 2008

Pagani Zonda F Clubport
Marc Basseng
7:24.44
Onboard video
August 2008

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
Horst von Saurma | Pirelli P Zero Corsa
7:25
Onboard video
2012

Ferrari Enzo
Marc Basseng
August 2008

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe 63 S 4MATIC+
Demian Schaffert
October 2018

Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series
August 2013

KTM X-Bow RR
Christopher Haase | Michelin Pilot Sport Cup
2012

Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 2009
Jim Mero | Michelin Pilot Sport 2
7:26.4
Onboard video
27 June 2008

Nissan GT-R 2009
Toshio Suzuki | Dunlop
7:26.70
Onboard video
23 April 2009

Pagani Zonda F Clubsport
Marc Basseng
September 2007

BMW M4 GTS
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2
2015

Porsche Carrera GT
Walter Röhrl
7:28
Onboard video
2 July 2004

McLaren MP4 12C
Horst von Saurma | Pirelli P Zero Corsa
7:28
Onboard video
2011

Lamborghini Huracan LP 640-4
Christian Gebhardt | Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R
7:28
Onboard video
July 2016

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 991
Horst von Saurma
7:25.41
Onboard video
—

Porsche Carrera GT
Marc Basseng
7:28.71
Onboard video
August 2008

Nissan GT-R 2009
Toshio Suzuki
7:29.03
Видео онборда
17 April 2008

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 2017
Drew Cattell | Goodyear Eagle F1
24 October 2016

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT 2012
Toshio Suzuki | Dunlop
7:30
Onboard video
2012

Porsche 911 GT2 997 2008
Walter Röhrl
7:32
Onboard video
2007

Porsche 911 GT3 991
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
7:32
Onboard video
2013

Audi R8 V10 Plus 2015
Christian Gebhardt | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
7:32
Onboard video
2015

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2015
Fabio Francia
September 2016

Porsche Carrera GT
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport
7:32.40
Onboard video
2003

Pagani Zonda F
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport 2 NO/1
7:33
Onboard video
2006

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 997 MK2
Horst von Saurma
7:33
Onboard video
2010

Porsche 911 GT3 997
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP
7:33
Onboard video
2007

Koenigsegg CCX
Marc Basseng
August 2008

Koenigsegg CCR
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport NO
7:34
Onboard video
17 October 2005

Porsche 911 GT2 997

7:34
Onboard video
September 2008

Nissan GT-R 2011
Horst von Saurma
7:34
Onboard video
October 2010

Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package
Horst von Saurma | Potenza RE070
7:34
Onboard video
November 2011

Porsche 911 Turbo S 991
Horst von Saurma | Dunlop Sport Maxx Race
7:34
Onboard video
November 2013

Porsche 911 Carrera S 991 MK2
Christian Gebhard | Pirelli P Zero N1
May 2016

Mercedes AMG GT-S
—
7:35
Onboard video
2016

RUF RT12
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP
7:35
Onboard video
2008

McLaren 650 S Spider
Horst von Saurma | Pirelli P Zero Corsa
7:35
Onboard video
2015

Nissan GT-R R35
Horst von Saurma | Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 DSST
7:36
Onboard video
2011

BMW M4 GTS
Christian Gebhardt | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
7:37
Onboard video
October 2016

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2014
Adam Daen | Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R
7:37.4
Onboard video
October 2013

Porsche 911 Carrera S 991
Timo Kluck
7:37.9
Onboard video
28 August 2012

Lexus LFA
Horst von Saurma | Bridgestone Potenza S001
7:38
Onboard video
September 2010

Porsche 911 Turbo 997
—
7:38
Onboard video
September 2008

Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport ZP Run Flat
7:38
Onboard video
October 2009

Nissan GTR
Horst von Saurma | Dunlop SP Sport 600 DSST Run Flat 
7:38
Onboard video
—

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
Horst von Saurma | Pirelli P Zero Corsa
7:38
Onboard video
2011

Porsche Panamera Turbo 2017
—
7:38
Onboard video
—

Lexus LFA
Sascha Bert
7:38.85
Onboard video
November 2010

BMW M5 F90
Christian Gebhardt
May 2018

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2015
—
7:39
Onboard video
September 2015

Porsche 911 Turbo 997 2010
—
7:39
Onboard video
—

Ferrari 430 Scuderia
Horst von Saurma | Pirelli P Zero Corsa
7:39
Onboard video
2008

Bugatti Veyron 16.4
—
7:40
Onboard video
2005

Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Giorgio Sanna
7:40
Onboard video
2006

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Klaus Ludvig 
7:40
Onboard video
2004

Porsche 911 GT3 997 MK2
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP
7:40
Onboard video
2009

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Horst von Saurma | Continental ContiSportContact 5
7:40
Onboard video
2010

Ford GT
Markus Draper
7:40.6
Onboard video
—

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
Sascha Bert
7:40.76
Onboard video
November 2010

Porsche 911 Turbo S 997 MK2
Sascha Bert  
7:41.23
Onboard video
November 2010

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 2012
Aaron Link
7:41.27
Onboard video
October 2011

Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1
Sascha Bert
7:41.50
Onboard video
August 2009

Porsche Cayman GT4 981
Christian Gebhardt | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
7:42
Onboard video
April 2015

Porsche 911 GT3 997
Walter Röhrl
7:42
Onboard video
2006

Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce
Horst von Saurma | Pirelli P Zero Corsa 
7:42
Onboard video
2009

Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06
Jan Magnussen
7:42.9
Onboard video
2005

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 997
—
7:43
Onboard video
—

Nissan GTR
Sascha Bert
7:43.65
Onboard video
November 2010

Honda Civic Type R FK8
Markus Draper
April 2017

Audi R8 Coupe 5.2 FSI Quattro
Pirelli P Zero Corsa
7:44
Onboard video
2009

Pagani Zonda S 7.3 2002
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport
7:44
Onboard video
2002

Bugatti EB110 SS
Loris Bicocchi
7:44
Onboard video
1993

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Sascha Bert
7:44.42
Onboard video
November 2010

Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ T-Wagon
Christian Gebhardt | Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
2017

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series
Horst von Saurma | Dunlop Sport Maxx Race M0 
7:46
Onboard video
2011

Porsche 911 GT2 997 1999
Horst von Saurma
7:46
Onboard video
2001

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
Horst von Saurma | Pirelli P Zero Corsa
7:46
Onboard video
2007

Porsche Cayman S 718 982
Christian Gebhardt | Pirelli P Zero N1
September 2016

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 996
Horst von Saurma | Pirelli P Zero Corsa
7:47
Onboard video
2004

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Horst von Saurma | Pirelli P Zero
7:47
Onboard video
2007

Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Horst von Saurma | Pirelli P Zero Corsa
7:47
Onboard video
2006

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S 2016
—
7:47.19
Onboard video
November 2016

Audi TT RS
Christian Gebhardt | Pirelli P Zero Corsa
7:48
Onboard video
2017

BMW M3 GTS M3 Coupe e92 2011
Horst von Saurma
7:48
Onboard video
—

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 997
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 
7:48
Onboard video
2007

Porsche 911 GT3 997
Horst von Saurma | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP
7:48
Onboard video
2006

Lotus Exige CUP 380 2017
Christian Gebhardt | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
27 July 2017

Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06
Horst von Saurma | Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMT
7:49
Onboard video
22 June 2007

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S
Benny Leuchter
20 April 2016

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63S 4Matic+
—
October 2018

Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT8
Christian Gebhardt | Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
August 2016