Nurburgring to get $269 million upgrade, theme-park and hotel planned

The famous Nurburgring, or simply known as “The Ring” by enthusiasts, was built in the 1920s around the village and medieval castle of Nurburg in the Eifel, which is about 43 miles south of Cologne and 75 miles northwest of Frankfurt. Well, it’s time for an upgrade. According to marketing boss Stephan Cimbal, Nurburgring is getting a  €215 million ($269 million USD) makeover that will make the famous track a major motorsport theme park open 365 days a year.

What’s on the drawing board? Plans are pretty ambitious and include things such as the world’s fastest roller coaster, a new arena that seats 6,000 spectators, a shopping mall, 100 condominiums and a new Hotel with 148 rooms, a casino and a helipad for rich motorsport celebrities.

Other ideas being thrown around include a new steak house, bar and disco and a Ecclestone-sponsored F1 area.

However, the roller coaster and a 15,000 square foot theme park has those involved with the project most excited. It is rumored that the roller coaster will reach 0 to 135 mph in 2.5 seconds, making it the fastest roller coaster in the world, claiming the record from Kingda Ka.

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