conclude your Nordschliefe lap and proceed to complete the circuit. As you finish the lap, instead of hooking right and back on to the front straight, you break left up onto T13 and DROP into the Nordeschliefe.
The Ring – its car guy heaven. Not just the track, but the entire region, Just 140 km from Frankfurt, it’s a fun a beautiful 80 minute haul from the airport. You quickly learn that the 5 Hash signs mean that the speed limit is unlimited. Our diesel Mercedes 350 CSL loafed along silently at 260kph (160mph) like it was a trip to the grocery store, Freaking Awesome.
hotel has a Jag F Type in camouflage parked in the basement. The place abounds with test drivers, support teams and the best of all, “Nurburgring Test Centers” for each manufacturer at every turn. It’s TRULY a car guy Mecca. The holy grail wrapped in a small town feel. Simply breath taking.
Where does it get crazy? t13
You approach the exit of the GP track and onto the Nordeschliefe at just over 100 mph in fourth gear. Our car was a momentum play so you had to roll your speed up the left hand hill and into the T13 chute. As you did so, the Nurburg Castle loomed on the horizon filling your windshield. It served as almost as a reminder, or, cue that you were about to leave the 21st century and roll the clock back 100+ years in world and automotive history.