Radical SR8LM smashes Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record

by Alex

Radical SR8LMJust few days ago we reported that Gumpert apollo sport lapped the famous 13 mile Nürburgring in 7:11,57, which was the new lap record for road legal cars.

Now there is a new KING of the RING with a new time of 6 minutes and 48 seconds.

Even though Radical SR8LM does not look much of a street car it is street legal(in most countries), so its time of 6:48 makes it the fastest production car on the Nürburgring. Of course it is debatable how much of a production car it really is.

455 horsepower SR8LM was driven by Michael Vergers. “The car was great, I could push really hard and it felt clearly faster than the previous SR8 in 2005,” said Vergers. “It’s fantastic that we’ve beaten the record; hopefully I’ll get an opportunity to return with Radical in the future.”

Radical co-founder Mick Hyde said: “I’m obviously delighted, the record has been a real team effort headed up by Phil Abbott and Rob Wheldon. Dunlop have supplied us with brilliant, hard-wearing trackday tires, indeed we’ve only used one set to both drive to the ‘Ring, and set the record.

“We’ve proved that the SR8LM is not only the world’s best trackday car, but it’s also practical enough to drive to and from the circuit. It is a genuine production sportscar, with genuine performance credentials, as we’ve shown today.”

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