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Old 01-10-2006, 10:51 PM
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Nurburgring - RX8 times

Hi from Australia,
This is the first time I've posted in Europe.
Last Monday night on Top Gear - they had a session where they were driving a diesel jag - what a horrible excuse for a car around Nurburgring and it got me wondering whether anyone has driven the circut in an RX8...
How was it & what sort of times did you get :D

This is something i would DEFINATELY love to do...
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Me! I've been round there in my '8...

See this thread and my website (scroll down) for pics, videos, etc etc.

The time I got in the videoed lap was about 10:40. I managed to get that down to around 10 minutes in later laps, but I wasn't timing it properly. I'm sure the '8 can go a lot faster round it, but I'm not a a good racing driver by any stretch of the imagination.

Ooo, and for a good story about what it's like to break down near the Nürburgring, see this thread I made.

Just to be clear - this is all just shameless self-promotion (read: showing off ) - everything here was done and posted by me!
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Ten minutes is a pretty good time, but check this out:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...p+gear+transit

This is a clip from the BBC program "Top Gear":
Sabine Schmidt, a race driver? test pilot? very skilled driver tries to get a Ford transit van (i.e., small delivery van) around the Nurburgring in under 10 minutes. She's a little handicapped by the fact that the van does zero-to-sixty in 21 seconds. In her favor: she's made several thousand laps before in numerous high-performance vehicles.

Does she make it? Download and see!

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Oh, and lots more interesting Top Gear clips on google video:

Evo rally car with rally driver versus bobsled
Lotus Exige versus Blackhawk helicopter
Evo MR FQ400 versus Lambo Murcielago
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...q=top+gear+RX8

A vintage clip:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...q=top+gear+rx7

Great stuff,

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Old 01-13-2006, 04:42 PM
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Thanks for the download links El Kabong - I'm really going to enjoy these i think

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Originally Posted by iKenndac
Me! I've been round there in my '8...

See this thread and my website (scroll down) for pics, videos, etc etc.

The time I got in the videoed lap was about 10:40. I managed to get that down to around 10 minutes in later laps, but I wasn't timing it properly. I'm sure the '8 can go a lot faster round it, but I'm not a a good racing driver by any stretch of the imagination.

Ooo, and for a good story about what it's like to break down near the Nürburgring, see this thread I made.

Just to be clear - this is all just shameless self-promotion (read: showing off ) - everything here was done and posted by me!

Theres nothing wrong with with a little self promotion (Just don't go OTT)
I just checked out your website - your car looks great with the stripes - if fact its the first i've seen like that. 10.40 - thats nothing to be upset about -
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Hi,

You can find some more pictures of the Nürburgring on the summary of my year 2005 at :

www.RX8FRANCE.com

My best lap time with my 8 at the Ring 9min20sec.
My best lap time as passenger at the 9min00sec in a BMW Z3M ...
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Originally Posted by iKenndac
Me! I've been round there in my '8...

See this thread and my website (scroll down) for pics, videos, etc etc.

The time I got in the videoed lap was about 10:40. I managed to get that down to around 10 minutes in later laps, but I wasn't timing it properly. I'm sure the '8 can go a lot faster round it, but I'm not a a good racing driver by any stretch of the imagination.
Just found this - fantastic video clip.

One question though - when the 10.28 mins was up the sound cut out but the vision kept on streaming - is this another lap or the same one or what (you're passed by 3 bikes in fairly short order)?

Thanks for sharing.
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under 11 nice!

You made it around Nurnburg in under 11 in your Rex that's pretty good, don't be ashamed about the bikes passing you on the Staights, you can always take them in the turns even if you have to drift around them.... I did! Were exactly did you start your times from and were did you end it because of the Toll booth and the slow down area, before it you have to get a reasonable spot to get clocked at in the hight speed straight before you need to start slowing down
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where in germany is it? thats what i want to know im here but dont know where it is!
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where in germany is it? thats what i want to know im here but dont know where it is!
Nürburg near Koblenz / Koln.
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What i was told at the track for timing purposes you go from the first overhead sign when you get on the track to the overhead sign when you get to the straight stretch at the end of the lap.

I'm waiting to get my videos off of my Camera but i have laps close to 9:30 or so.
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Around the 10 minute mark is a very good time.
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ASH8 View Post
Around the 10 minute mark is a very good time.

10 minutes is a good time but I'm trying to shoot for a low 9 minute time by the end of this season.
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found a cool vid of an rx8 turning a lap at Nurburgring on youtube. The driver/passenger sound like good 'ole southern boys like myself.

The ring taxi's just FLY by in full attack mode, its great.
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I finally got 2 more of mylaps uploaded on youtube these laps are below 10 minutes. The first lap has my bosses wife riding shotgun

First Lap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7tn7mEtyBc


Second Lap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwBMdARdN0

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Nice laps man!!
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Army of One your a punk!!!! Hit me up when you get the chance Jesus. Sorry I missed your call today
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if i were to travel there, would I be able to transport my 8 with me?
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Wink

If not already posted nice pictures of a good French RX8 driver beating Audi RS4 and Porsche at Nurburgring. Only tires and cat back are aftermarket parts

http://video.google.fr/videoplay?doc...31928233&hl=fr

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Originally Posted by Downwind View Post
If not already posted nice pictures of a good French RX8 driver beating Audi RS4 and Porsche at Nurburgring. Only tires and cat back are aftermarket parts

http://video.google.fr/videoplay?doc...31928233&hl=fr

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Pretty good Videos I timed his first lap to 9 minutes and 14 seconds, and his second one ended to early. I hoping to get my car down to those kind of times with my visit to the track on July 29th.
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Originally Posted by TimzSI View Post
found a cool vid of an rx8 turning a lap at Nurburgring on youtube. The driver/passenger sound like good 'ole southern boys like myself.

The ring taxi's just FLY by in full attack mode, its great.

Are you talkiing about this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI9mQwtBbEk
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dude, that's my avatar. poser.
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