íRing of authenticity

The Green Hell must be looking busier than a Westfield carpark with a fresh batch of Nurburgring Nordschleife laptime claims and speculation. Porsche recently shaved 12 seconds off its 911 GT3 laptime with the new facelifted model. Honda also returned with its Civic Type R to reclaim the front-drive record with a 7:43 lap.

There could be a new outright lap record soon, with a McLaren P1 LM spotted at full tilt on an industry pool day. Speculation says the streetlegal record of 6:48.28 held by a Radical SR8 LM is the target time to beat.