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New BMW M5 sets blistering ‘Ring time
This is a totally unconfirmed, unsubstantiated and frankly, gratuitous piece of news reporting. But we couldn’t resist sharing the news: the new BMW M5 has apparently lapped the Nurburgring in 7m 55s.
If true, this is important because it’s ruddy fast. It’s also the fastest four-door sedan to have ever lapped the Green Hell, and substantially, is some 18 seconds faster than its E60 predecessor. It’s also quicker than a Porsche 996 Turbo, Audi RS4, Gallardo Spyder, Aston Martin DBS, and, well, anything that has clocked a time over 7m 55s.
We’ve driven a pixellated version of this car. It was drifty. And good. Click here for more Nurburgring 24hr action, courtesy of some live-blogging.
Does your life depend entirely on these unofficial Nurburgring lap times, or is a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 BMW with 555bhp and rear-wheel-drive reason enough to shout with jubilation?