Atom overtakes a million pounds’ worth of cars at the ’Ring
As argument rages about Nürburgring lap times, remember when we did this?
Posted: 28 Nov 2013
Then I began to hunt down the BMW M5 Ring Taxi. This was the scalp of scalps. Fully liveried-up in white, red and blue BMW corporate colours, these 500bhp cars circulate at a serious pace, giving hot laps to paying punters. I let one through then caught him quickly. Four up, he was pushing his tyres hard, cutting a perfect racing line, driven by a master, but he wasn't quick enough to stay ahead too easily. I moved to overtake him at the exit of a corner, and it was the wrong thing to do. Across came the M5's rump in a blatant blocking manoeuvre, on the straight, just before I drew alongside. Schweinhundt.