Lamborghini smashes lap times at Nürgburgring
Of course I am talking about the stunning Aventador LP 750-4 Super Veloce, which put in a sub 7 minute lap time in Nurgburgring last week – making it the second official member of the “Sub-7 Supercar Club???. For those who are not quite as excited as me about this, let me put it into perspective.
Until last week there was no “Sub 7 Supercar Club” (especially as I just made up the name, but it’s not very original so there might be someone else out there who has come up with this idea too!). Watch this clip and fall in lust!
Before you tell me that the Radical SR8 and LM came in under 7 mins, I know, these amazing British Racers do hold the current top Nürgburgring lap time of 6.48 and 6:55; but the Radicals are track only vehicles and I’m talking about street legal cars, those with doors and a windscreens, not a rocket on wheels.
Which just leaves its VW rivals at Porsche, who’s 918 hypercar was the first street legal car to break the record in 2013 with a lap time of 6.57. To be fair to Porsche, they broke the 7 min lap times twice that day, however only the faster driver gets the glory on the famous Nürgburgring Leader board.
When you look at that list, there are some very noticeable absences. Bugatti has not registered an official time for their Veyron, however, according to MotorAuthority.com, they did show up in June 2014 to give it a go. The fact that their time is not in the top 100 does beg the question as to where they would have placed.
Christian Koenigsegg has not raced one of his wonder cars around “The Ring??? since 2006 with the CCX. Given that the German’s had to re-write their programme for car registration last year when the Koengsegg One:1, came out, I’d love to see what their track time would be. Of course there are rumours that after the One:1 smashed the Japanese lap times at Suzuka (unofficially) yesterday. Christian K has mentioned that he plans to take on “The Ring??? to produce the fastest ever lap time for a production road car. Although I do struggle with the term “production??? where Koenigseggs are concerned. Their numbers are so low and the cars are all handmade, so the term “Production??? is a stretch.
That is why I am so proud of this little Lambo. Praise where praise is due, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Super Veloce had the guts to face the Nürgburgring officials with their stopwatches in their hands. Not only did it show just how agile it is, they made it look easy.
It is a stunning car on every level. If you click on this picture it will take you to the Lambo Web page and you will see some serious facts and figures.
To give you a quick taster, it has a top speed of 217+MPH, it can go from 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and it has a max power of 750 BHP, all from a 6498 cc engine.
Now all that is left is for me to buy a lotto ticket, and win big, because I’d just love one of these beauties.