Since 1927, the 13 miles that make up the Nordschleife circuit at Nürburgring have served as the ultimate test for production cars and racers alike. Starting in 2005, the previously unthinkable mark of seven minutes became the standard for cars making the run. Since then, only three vehicles have managed to get it done.
Looking at the top all time on the Nordschleife, several production cars make up the list, including the fastest Japanese production car and the fastest Porsche to ever go in sale. Here are the nine cars topping the list of Nürburgring track records.
9. Porsche 911 GT2 RS (07:18.00)
When it first scorched the earth in May 2010, the 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS was the fastest and most powerful car the automaker has ever conceived for street driving. It was capable of going 0-60 in 3.4 seconds using 620 horsepower to propel its road-ready 3,020 pounds. Those marks were otherworldly when Porsche debuted, but the stunning lap at Nürburgring told the tale in full. At 07:18.00, few cars had ever ran the circuit so quickly.