ABOUT 24 HOURS OF NÜRBURGRING
24 HOURS OF THE WORLD’S
MOST GRUELING COURSE.
The Nürburgring, with its intense up-and-down hills and rough road conditions, is the only track in the world of racing that features the same environment as the general road. It’s said that running 10 laps at Nürburgring is the equivalent to traveling 800km on public roads. The 24-hour race spans 100 or more laps, so this might be the best track in the world to test the limits of both man and machine.
24 Hours of Nürburgring began in 1970 and has been run 43 times since (the race was suspended during the oil crises). Referred to as the “Holy Land of New Car Development,” the race is prime time for manufacturers and professional drivers to put themselves to the test. But although race expertise and cutting edge technology is crucial, the winners at Nürburgring are often simply those with luck on their side.
Location: Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Ahrweiler district
Total length 25km (north course 20km, GP course 5km)
The Nürburgring is known as the "Holy Land" to automobile manufacturers, many of whom are conducting test drives of their vehicles and sport models to be developed. Many a world-famous sport car has been polished on this track. The mountain terrain is utilized well, with a 300m difference in height and elevation of 17%. A crucial corner of more than 170 degrees makes it impossible to see past the tip of the curve, turning it into a blind corner.
Vehicle: 6250cc naturally aspirated engine
Vehicle: 2000cc turbo engine
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