Cyan Racing remained at the Nürburgring Nordschleife after last year’s World Touring Car Championship race to perform a secret test. The objective was to take the performance of the Volvo S60 Polestar road car as far as possible.
The result was record-breaking and the learnings were so important, not only for the road car development but also for the race team that we had to keep it a secret for a full year. It ran a Nürburgring Nordschleife lap of 7:51.110 which is a record for road-legal 4-door at the ring.
BMW is Ready for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring
The 24-hour race at the Nürburgring is the highlight of our European GT season in 2017. No other manufacturer has competed in this event with as much success as BMW. With 19 overall wins, BMW has been part of the 24h Nürburgring success story since 1970, and has shaped the event. The fans reward our teams with fantastic support every year and we’re certain the same will be true in 2017. The ‘Green Hell’ has become a second home for BMW Motorsport and the M Festival, which has turned into a permanent fixture on the support program of the 24-hour race.
To enjoy sporting success on the Nordschleife, you need experienced teams and reliable, fast drivers. We will compete with both once again this season, as well as competitive cars – the BMW M6 GT3 in particular. This may just be our biggest and best squad of all time at the Nürburgring. But it will, of course, once again be an extremely difficult race – due to the demanding track, the strong competition and all the surprises that a 24-hour race in the Eifel mountains has in store.
NIO EP9 Nurburgring Lap Record - Full Onboard - 06:45:90
The NIO EP9 all-electric supercar completed a lap of the Green Hell - the Nurburgring’s formidable Nordschliefe configuration - in a record time of 06:45:90. Having previously set the electric vehicle lap record, the NIO EP9 shaved a further 19.22 seconds off that lap time. This makes the Chinese supercar not only the fastest electric vehicle around the historic circuit, but the fastest production car ever to take the challenge.