This BMW F80 M3 GT3 wouldn’t be out of place at a car show, but when you realize it can do a 7:11 laptime from Bridge to Gantry, you know it also means business. If you want to see it in action, check out the video its owner Cristian Vidal made of a lap from the day.
Like I mentioned in the intro, I parked my car at the Apex Nürburg compound. This Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR (MR for Manthey-Racing) edition is one of their cars you can pay to have taxi laps in. The guy stepping out of the car in the image above is Tom Morley, one of Apex’s professional racing drivers. Last year, Ryan Stewart did a great write-up on a Manthey-Racing GT3 RS MR.
By now you might have noticed a few Spanish license plates. It seem as though a number of cars were trailered from Spain to the ‘Ring especially for Car Freitag, one of them being this green BMW E46 M3 that ran a 7:49 Bridge to Gantry lap during the day.
Another favorite was this very yellow BMW E92 M3 with a big spec that includes RAYS Volk Racing TE37 wheels, AP Racing brakes, custom front fenders and a massive rear wing. Those are just the things I could see from the outside; I’m sure there’s much more under its skin.
A paradox on wheels is what I call this… The Lamborghini Huracan STO is built for the track, but during Car Freitag, with Touristenfahrten rules in effect, it’s too loud to use on the ‘Ring. Yes, even at the Nürburgring there are noise limits. Other than that it’s a cool car, even if some of the color choices owners make are a little, err… gaudy.
At one point I felt like the Spechunter, trying to find the best new-model Porsche 911 GT3 with the best specification. There were literally dozens of them parked up in the lot at the ‘Ring entrance, from black to white and this, which I’ll call NATO Green. I wonder if this is a PTS (paint to sample) color or maybe just a wrap?
I’m going to finish things off with Car Freitag summed up in a single image: An EG Honda Civic followed by the Lamborghini Aventador S. It really is that diverse, but if you need more proof, be sure to check out the huge gallery of images below.
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