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This was achieved on the 21-04-2010 after only 2 laps of the Nordschleife that day!
Also worth mentioning is the Radical got a time of 6m 48s and the Gumpert 7:11 so it is up there with the best times.
Heres the Press release:-
Beijing, 23 April – The Ferrari 599XX is the first ever production-derived sports car to break the 7-minute barrier on the classic 20.832 km Nordschleife circuit, lapping in 6 min 58.16 sec.
The 599XX, which inspired the 599 GTO, is an extreme berlinetta designed for track but not official competition use, and is a veritable technological laboratory incorporating a number of innovative solutions. Some of these will remain the exclusive preserve of the 599XX while others have already filtered down to the 599 GTO, introduced today at the Beijing Motor Show. These include the wheel doughnuts of F1 derivation which serve two purposes – to reduce turbulence and thus drag, and improve brake cooling.
Powered by a development of the V12 engine used by the 599 GTB Fiorano, the 599XX features Ferrari’s High-Performance Dynamic Concept, a novel integrated design and chassis set-up that uses sophisticated electronics to govern the mechanical limits of the handling for maximum performance.
On the aerodynamics front, the car sees the introduction for the first time of the Actiflow™ System that increases downforce and/or cuts drag depending on the car’s trim during cornering. This, together with other careful detailing, ensures that the 599XX boasts extraordinary levels of downforce – up to 630 kg at 300 km/h.
Fundamental to the performance of the car was the development of specific components undertaken together with our technical partners: Brembo for the carbon-ceramic brakes, Michelin for the tyres and Shell for the fuel and lubricants.
Also worth mentioning that I was the only person reporting on the story who was actually there as seen below.
Today at the Nurburgring, this GT-R Spec-M with lightly camouflaged front and rear bumpers showing the higher vent detailing under the camouflage and seems not to have the headlight washing sprays.
Where the limited-edition SpecV focuses on reducing the weight and Sharpening up of the handling, the SpecM is expected to offer a more refined interior with higher quality leather seats and other premium options unavailable on other models, and the bass speakers wont be as obvious.
Power is probably unaltered, staying with the regular GT-R’s 360kW and 590Nm of torque. It’s very likely, that the suspension will be adjusted to provide a softer comfortable ride
If the V-SpecM is on the way, expect Nissan To unvail the model at next months Tokyo Motor show
The Wiesmann GT MF5 reveals the extent of its energy and dynamism as soon as you press the silver metal start button.
Once unleashed, the V10 engine roars with a vengeance, leaving no doubt whatsoever about the car’s ability to inspire the driver.
This powerful GT is manufactured for individualists and sets a new all-time high standard for the already impressive performance of Wiesmann sports cars.
The MF5 is an even more athletic, more intense and more efficient interpretation of the Wiesmann GT concept.
The GT MF5 celebrated its series model premiere in March 2008 at the Geneva Motor Show.
The high-revving BMW 4.9 litre V10 engine delivers 507 hp (373 kW), 529 Nm torque and completes the sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in a breathtaking 3.9 seconds. With a top speed of 310 km/h and a sensational power-to-weight ratio of 2.7 kg/hp, this coupé plays for top honours in the premier league for sports cars. It delivers an adrenalin rush from start to finish, the ultimate in driving enjoyment and perfect, uncompromising power.