Rekordfahrten am Nürburgring

Record drives/ Lap times - Nürburgring

The lap record on the Nürburgring: A lap time that generations of motorists have considered proof of exceptionally good vehicles. As of the 2019 season, lap records are officially recorded, confirmed and published by the Nürburgring. With carmakers providing proof on the world’s most demanding race track: On the total of 20.832 kilometres of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the Green Hell.
  
"People say it’s best if it passed the Nürburgring test”: For almost a century, the asphalt strip through the Eifel mountains has been the touchstone for carmakers around the world. The roughly 20 km Nordschleife has always been a benchmark of progress and performance. One track, one lap, one lap time – the lap record on the Nürburgring is the ultimate achievement for all manufacturers championing sporty driving. Since 2019, these record drives are officially confirmed and listed by the Nürburgring.
  
In addition to timekeeping based on calibrated measuring technology, official record attempts as well as attempts to clock a lap are always supervised by a notary. In addition to timekeeping supervision, the vehicles are scrutineered with regard to their series-production state and driver, among other things. Scrutineering regarding a vehicle’s series-production state is not required for racing cars, special vehicles and prototypes resp. concept cars.
  
The exact length of the track and the timekeeping spots are predefined: The official start/finish line in track section T13 is also the start/finish line for record lap attempts. A full lap around the Nordschleife (20.832 km) with a flying start is driven and timed. 
   
The vehicles are classified and listed according to the official categories defined by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

Lap times

Compact cars
Lap timeVehicleDriverDate
7:45.39Renault Mégane R.S.
Trophy-R
Laurent Hurgon05.04.2019 video

Mid-range cars
Lap timeVehicleDriverDate
7:23.164Jaguar XE SV Project 8Vincent Radermecker08.07.2019video

Executive cars
Lap timeVehicleDriverDate
7:30.11Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S
4MATIC+
Demian Schaffert15.10.2018video to be provided

SUVs, off-road vehicles, vans, pick-ups
Lap timeVehicleDriverDate
7:42.253Audi RS Q8Frank Stippler13.09.2019video
7:54.40Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S
4MATIC+
Markus Hofbauer06.11.2018video to be provided

Sports cars
Lap timeVehicleDriverDate
6:44.749Porsche GT2 RS MRLars Kern25.10.2018video to be provided

Prototypes
Lap timeVehicleDriverDate
5:19.546Porsche 919 Hybrid EvoTimo Bernhard29.06.2018Video
6:05.336VW ID.RRomain Dumas03.06.2019Video
7:20.143Lynk & Co 03 Cyan ConceptThed Björk19.08.2019Video

The following vehicle classes are listed:

Segment

Description

 Example

Mini and subcompact cars

PKW-Segment by the KBA - Only production vehicles with ECE approval without modifications

Fiat 500, VW Polo, Ford Fiesta, Seat Ibiza, Skoda Fabia

Compact Cars

PKW-Segment by the KBA - Only production vehicles with ECE approval without modifications

VW Golf, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Opel Astra, Seat Leon, Škoda Octavia

Mid-range cars

PKW-Segment by the KBA - Only production vehicles with ECE approval without modifications

VW Passat, BMW 3er, Audi A4, Alfa Giulia, Škoda Superb

Upper mid-range cars

PKW-Segment by the KBA - Only production vehicles with ECE approval without modifications

BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 /S6 /RS6 /Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Executive cars

PKW-Segment by the KBA - Only production vehicles with ECE approval without modifications

Mercedes-Benz CLS-/S-Class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A7, Audi A8/S8, VW Phaeton

SUVs, off-road vehicles, vans, pick-ups

PKW-Segment by the KBA - Only production vehicles with ECE approval without modifications

BMW X1-X5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, VW Tiguan, Audi Q5, VW Touran, Opel Zafira

Sports cars

PKW-Segment by the KBA - Only production vehicles with ECE approval without modifications

Porsche 911, Mercedes-Benz SLK-/E-Class Coupé, AMG GT

Super sports cars

PKW-Segment by the KBA - Only production vehicles with ECE approval without modifications

McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, Pagani Huayra BC, Koenigsegg Regera

Racing cars

Vehicles that are not road legal but FIA-approved (ACCUS or the like)

GT Cars, Touring cars, Rallye, CanAm, NASCAR

Prototypes

Test models, unique specimend, concept cars

Porsche 919 Evo, VW ID.R, NIO EP9, eventually pre-test vehicles (so called Erlkönige)

Electric (production) cars

Production vehicles with purely electric drive

Opel Ampera-e, Hyundai IONIQ Electro, VW ID.3, Tesla Model 3

Electric (sports) cars

Sports cars and super sports cars with purely electric drive

Porsche Taycan, Tesla Roadster, Rimac Concept One