10 Things We Learned In 2013
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Posted: 20 Dec 2013
The Nurburgring War has become a bloodbath
Just when we thought 2013 might see the end of the whole Green Hell lap time furore, Porsche announced its 918 hyper-hybrid had clocked a deranged 6m57s lap around Nordschliefe.
And then Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer of Ford's Global Performance, said, basically, that Nurburgring lap times are rubbish. Or at least unreliable as a measure of performance.
And then McLaren released a video showing its P1 lapping the Ring in ‘under seven minutes'. But didn't give an exact time. Which set the Porsche-vs-McLaren hybrid comment battle into all-out civil war. What'll happen if Ferrari puts its LaFerrari around the Nordschliefe? Is the internet strong enough to cope?