Even tough I'm a car nut, I'm not usually keen on racing videos like this. Usually the thrill isn't captured on video. This one, however, is awesome. It's Michael Vergers' stunning 6min 48sec lap of the famous Nurburgring, or simply 'The Ring', race track in Germany. A lap of The Ring has become the standard for measuring a performance car.
In this video, Michael Vergers completes one of only two sub 7 minute laps of the 12.9 mile track (he did the other one too) in a 'production vehicle'. In fact, according to Wikipedia, only a handful of race cars have accomplished a sub 7 minute time either.
The track is relatively narrow and quite twisty. Several times at 100+ MPH he jumps the curbing or runs wide nearly into the grass. He hits speeds of 165 MPH and his time is an average of almost 114 MPH.. The position of the camera and the sound of the engine make this one incredible video.
Click full screen, turn up the volume and try not to smile.