Rumour has it there’s a new king of the Nurburgring with the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series taking top spot thanks to its talented racing driver Maro Engel who was behind the wheel of the car at the time. According to Engel, an attempt to break the record hasn’t been made yet, but you’ll have to make up your own mind on that one.
Hey Guys ✌🏻as there has been a lot of talk about a possible Nürburgring lap record attempt with the @mercedesamg GT Black Series – I can confirm we are testing but there has been NO official lap record attemp. If or when this is the case we will make sure to let you know 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/5Y14RfuiUW
— Maro Engel (@MaroEngel) October 21, 2020
This production car record apaprently sits at 6:43 seconds after the record-breaking run on Monday, overtaking the time of 6:44.97 seconds set by the previous holder, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. The attempt was spotted by ‘Ring legend Misha Charoudin, who runs a YouTube channel focussing on the drama behind Germany’s Green Hell and its cars.
Watch the video below to find out more:
The current non-production car record is held by the Porsche 919 Evo, which set the startlingly fast time of 5:19.54. It’s highly unlikely a road-legal production car will get anywhere close to this in the near future, but we’re looking forward to a future where this is possible.
Maybe they just need Dom Toretto behind the wheel?