Nürburgring Nordschleife, better known by its other name ‘The Green Hell’, is a 21 Km long public road in Germany with 70 corners and up to 1,000 feet of elevation change. It is the favourite racetrack of almost every automaker mainly because it is used to test the performance of newly launched cars by setting new records. Of course, any car can complete the circuit, so the catch is who does it in the least time possible.
Inchcape Volkswagen recently released a factsheet, which mentions essential information regarding the vehicles that set fastest lap records at Nürburgring. Surprisingly, most of the vehicles in the top 20 list are coupes. We are going to discuss the top 5 coupes with fastest lap times at Nürburgring. So the list for the “Top 5 Coupes with Fastest Lap Times at Nürburgring” goes something like shown below:
2013 Porsche 918 Spyder
The 2013 Porsche 918 Spyder tops the list of “fastest coupes at Nürburgring” with its spectacular 4.8L V6 engine churning out 875 bhp and 1,280 Nm of torque. The 918 Spyder was able to finish the lap in just 6:57:00.
2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV
On number two, we have the recently launched Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Super Veloce, which packs a 6.5-liter V12 unit capable of producing 740 bhp and 690 Nm of torque. The Super Veloce was just 2 seconds shy of beating the 918 Spyder and finished the lap in 6:59:73.
2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo (R35)
If you think only German and Italians are good at setting Nürburgring records, you are wrong. The 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo (R35) with its twin-turbocharged V6 engine is the fastest Japanese built coupe on our list. It completed the circuit in 7:08:68. The powertrain delivers 592 bhp and 652 Nm of torque.
2007 Gumpert Apollo Sport
Most of you might be unaware of Gumpert Apollo Sport’s existence, but it is actually the 6th fastest car at Nürburgring. Carrying an eight cylinder, bi-turbo mid-engine under its hood, the 2007 Gumpert Apollo Sport completed the Nürburgring track in 7:11:57.
2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR
The Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR might be the only coupe in the lap records sheet which carries a mighty 8.0L powertrain. The 8.0L V10 unit is capable of delivering over 600 bhp and 759 Nm of torque and could achieve a top speed of 176 mph. It was able to complete the track in just 7:12:13, and became the fifth fastest coupe at Nürburgring Nordschleife.
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