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Gumpert Nurburgring Lap Record 7:11.57

New lap record at the Nordschleife (Sport Auto Trophy)

With a lap time under 7:12 minutes on the Nürburgring Nordschleife gets Gumpert Apollo Sport, the Sport Auto Trophy, the coveted cup for the fastest street-legal vehicles with life lap on the Nordschleife. Pilot Florian Gruber to undercut the old record by 3.32 seconds.

The new record   7.11,57 minutes – Gruber drove in the mid-engined sports car  the “Apollo Sport”. Gruber stated “It certainly would have gone a little faster,” said the 26-year-old record after the round and seemed totally uneffected by this committed drive.

The Pistonspy was there and got the pictures of the Gumpert on the 13th August 2009.

Porsche 998 Turbo 2010

Porsche 998 Turbo spotted in test at the Nürburgring heavily disguised but you can see the headlights have been redesigned and a slightly longer wheelbase.

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And also the wing mirrors are fastened on the side of the door.

The rumour is the engine has not been changed so we expect to see minimal changes to tighten up on emmissions and Fuel economy.