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“Nurburgring Ring Taxi Ride”

Nurburgring Aston Martin Co Pilot Ride
Ranked #6 of 14 things to do in Nuerburg
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Reviewed 4 December 2014

I visited the Nurburgring racetrack in early October with the intent of renting a race car from one of the 2 or 3 companies located at the track that rent race-prepared cars for use on the track. Note that you can NOT drive your regular rental car from Hertz, Avis etc. at the track. (Read the contract - its' usually in the small print.) When I arrived Nurburg, it was beginning to rain and the track was already wet. I decided that since I hadn't driven the track before, nor driven the available rentals before, and because the track places about a $10,000 hold on your credit-card until you bring back the undamaged car, it would be wiser for me to take the "ring taxi". (The Aston martin Co-Pilot ride was not available as it has to be reserved months in advance!!) The track offers two ring taxis, a BMW M3 Sedan and and a BMW M5 Sedan. They will soon also have a Porsche Panamera AWD Sedan! I choose the M-5 and paid the 250-Euro for one lap with a professional track driver ("Theo") who claimed to have over 1,000 laps under his belt. It was fantastic!!! Money well spent!!! The ~21-kilometer lap only lasted about 10-minutes (the track record is just over 6-minutes) and we hit 178mph on the final straightaway. We seldom saw the underside of 50-mph even in the 21 various turns. All this in the pouring rain. I never felt like we were going too fast, and was able to video most of it on my iPad the ride was so smooth. I can't wait to go back and do it again, although if the weather is good, I will drive one of the rental 200hp VW Siroccos next time for 4 or 5 laps.

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Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

Very likely the fastest and quickest car on the track on any given day will be this n24 vantage they allow you to
Be a passpassenger in
Very short experience for the price but very hard to say it's not worth it
Only bad thing was the organization of actually getting a spot in the car
The driver was awesome with his running commentary of each corner or section

Thank Doondoonmcdoon
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Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

Worth every penny. Much more fun to go with a professional and realy go fast. Athough people get easily sick its just so fast

Thank Friðrik H
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

This was a brilliant experience . Went and looked around the museum and saw alot of fast cars bombing around . ...................................Would definately go again . ........................................

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Ok - I like cars, I like nice cars, sports cars and I like to drive quickly, but safely. I've owned some nice sports cars, but I'm not a massive 'petrol head' or in any way mechanically capable. However, recently, a good friend & I travelled to Germany to 'Drive the Ring' and it was simply one of the best, most exhilarating experiences of my life. I can't describe it all here, but if you think you want to do it - do it! Based on my experience, it will be better than you ever imagined! Chris & I and our partners flew out to Frankfurt, having pre-booked a 200bhp Renault Clio Clubsport with RSRacing and had the day of our lives. The car park would be great for anyone into cars - M3s, 911s abounded, with a few Ferraris and then a multitude of other car makes and bikes. A lap each with an instructor to learn the worst bits - 14.9 miles and 76 corners (80% blind) -and then we were on our own. Top speeds were 'only' about 120mph, but carrying speed through corners, admiring the pace of M3s passing you - brilliant. My best lap - 11'24" - but I'll be back next year to beat it! The cost - £800 car hire (split between 2), £150 each flights, £50 each hotel (loyalty card deal!) and then whatever you choose to spend on beer and food as you tell tales of your day... Do it..!

Thank RichardTasker
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