It seems Gumpert Apollo Speed’s two minutes of Nurburgring fame is over. Radical Sportscars just announced that its road-legal SR8LM lapped the Nurburgring in a blistering 6:48.
The 455-hp Radical SR8LM was driven by Michael Vergers who said: “The car was great, I could push really hard and it felt clearly faster than the previous SR8 in 2005. It’s fantastic that we’ve beaten the record; hopefully I’ll get an opportunity to return with Radical in the future.”
“I’m obviously delighted, the record has been a real team effort headed up by Phil Abbott and Rob Wheldon,” said Radical co-founder Mick Hyde. “Dunlop have supplied us with brilliant, hard-wearing trackday tyres, indeed we’ve only used one set to both drive to the ‘Ring, and set the record.”
– By: Kap Shah