SEAT Steals Nürburgring FWD Lap Record From Renault

The SEAT Leon Cupra has apparently beaten the previous lap record for a front-wheel-drive car around the green hell by around ten seconds. The 276bhp hot hatch set a time of 7m58.4s, so it's also the first FWD car to break the eight-minute barrier. And it's faster than the SRT Viper, the Aston DBS and the Cadillac… » 3/02/14 2:16pm 3/02/14 2:16pm

Why Nurburgring Lap Times Matter

For automakers, the Nurburgring has become the primal estate to test the performance of their upcoming release, but some feel this has spiraled into a pissing contest through lack of regulation of what justifies a 'fair lap'. With Formula 1 boiling down to a European version of IndyCar through the FIA's iron fist of… » 12/06/13 12:30pm 12/06/13 12:30pm