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Nurburgring Supercar Shootout

October 2nd, 2008
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The current November issue of EVO is one of our all time favourite editions of UK’s number one performance car magazine. As well as being the first to drive the 610bhp Caparo T1 on the road, they also head to the Nurburgring for the ultimate super car test.

The boys hang out with Black Falcon, a team that offers storage, maintenance and support for drivers wishing to base their cars at the Nordschleife.  Over four days the they go for the Ring production car lap record in none other than a Ferrari Enzo, Maserati MC12, Pagani Zonda F Clubsport, Koenigsegg CCX and a Porsche Carrera GT.

The team ends up setting three new production car lap records on the famous racetrack with three different cars.  Evo writes an awesome article, with the most expensive of the 5 hyper cars being wrecked after a high speed crash in the hands of racer and Ring specialist Marc Basseng.  See below for the cars performance and lap times.  If you’re wandering why the highest powered cars aren’t the fastest you’ll have to get down to your newsagent to by the November issue of EVO.

  Maserati Pagani Ferrari Porsche Koenigsegg
Engine V12, 6.0L V12, 7.3L V12, 6.0L V10, 5.7L V8, 4.7L
Max Power (bhp) 621 640 650 604 901
Max Power (kW) 463 477 485 450 672
Test Weight  1602 1441 1496 1516 1496
Final Times 7:24.29 7:24.65 7:25.21 7:28.71 7:33.55

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