American car collector and hypercar-manufacturer James Glickenhaus wants to end all of the Nurburgring lap-time talks for good. He is proposing to create a sanctioned competition at the famed German circuit to determine what is the fastest street-legal car around 'Green Hell'.
Glickenhaus wants to hold the competition quickly after qualifying at the Nürburgring 24 Hours from 2018 onwards. His proposal is that carmakers will have to drive their vehicles from Cologne to the Nürburgring on a single set of tires and then use the same tires during a flying lap.
He says, "They have to be real road tires, not those special tires that get dropped off in a safe. They have to tire you can buy from [a place like] Tire Rack. Then everybody drives and sets a time, and whoever is fastest is the winner. That's it."
Bothered by unproven manufacturer lap times, most recently Lamborghini's call that the Huracán Performante has posted a 6:52 time of the 12.7-mile circuit, Glickenhaus has proposed this idea.
Glickenhaus says that he has yet to get approval from Nürburgring authorities about his proposal but is earnest about making it happen and naming it the Glickenhaus Road Cup.
While he seems confident this could be the solution to lap records, it will be challenging time thinking any automakers would be willing to compete purely out of fear that they'd be defeated by rivals. With that being said, this idea could put an end to the thought of doubt about which car is the fastest in the world.
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While we wait for the so-called 'Glickenhaus Road Cup' to be a reality, below is an extensive photo gallery of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, click to view.