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Old 03-06-2014, 02:52 PM
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Pretty Hefty Price for a 'Ring

Nurburgring Sold to American Investors in Surprise Move - Road & Track

An offer of €60-€70 million (US$82,464,000-$96,208,000), put forward by a consortium of investors led by American group H.I.G. Capital in Miami, has been accepted.

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Old 03-06-2014, 03:32 PM
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I would guess it's one of, if not the largest dedicated track in the world. Never been there but I've read that it's about the most challenging course there is.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:38 PM
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But I've always heard cars tuned for there are rubbish everywhere else...........
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:48 PM
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any car tuned for the track will be rubbish on the street....

who said that any how? I have never heard that.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:21 AM
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The youtube of the Veyron going flat-out on that track is pretty good. I think it's that track.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:16 AM
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The youtube of the Veyron going flat-out on that track is pretty good. I think it's that track.
Bot, I think that video (Top Gear) is of VW's testing facility
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:23 AM
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Bot, I think that video (Top Gear) is of VW's testing facility
Correct. The VW test track has a nearly 2.5 mile straight shot I believe. He was able to get to the max 252mph or whatever by going around the track, and coming out of the final curve onto the straight as fast as possible. He then nailed the throttle. Crazy stuff.
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I think that they plan to put up some nice single-family homes on that site. Damn real estate developers...
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:54 PM
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any car tuned for the track will be rubbish on the street....

who said that any how? I have never heard that.
Its a bit of a running joke by James may on top gear.
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I think that they plan to put up some nice single-family homes on that site. Damn real estate developers...
Given the acreage, and the fact that there's already shopping centers and a theme park . . . I think it was all in the master plan.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:13 PM
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The full ring? Including the old sections?
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:22 PM
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I believe that the sale is for both the Nordschleife (old Ring) and the current track that was built to replace it in the 80's.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:20 PM
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Bot, I think that video (Top Gear) is of VW's testing facility
Yeah, you're right. Thx.
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NASCAR maybe?
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NASCAR maybe?
It would be fun to see a Dale, Jeff, Kyle, Jimmie or Danica drive a DTM car.

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