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Well, kinda. The 'ring is a private road in Germany with no speed limits (like other roads in Germany) which happens to close back into itself to create a circuit around a hill. For safety, it's kitted out as a proper race track. There are pro racing events there and car companies (including Ford Performance) rent it so they can do vehicle testing. The 'ring has a wide variety of corners, straights, elevation changes and so on that are challenging for drivers and the cars they're driving. When it's not hosting a racing event or an OEM, it's available to the public to bring any vehicle they want (tour buses come for laps with customers aboard) and drive the track. You get a mix of high performance vehicles and just plain ordinary cars and trucks.
ah I get it now, when I was seeing the candy canes I'm thinking this ain't just a road, plus all the track rats that have decals of it on their cars. I just guessed it was a track 'cause yes I've seen the Ford and BMW videos of their cars on the 'ring as you say. It's a bit ironic that in the US we have all these speed limited roads but yes speed isn't consistently enforced (Kansas or North Dakota) and Europe is very Nanny state in many ways except for go ahead and drive 180mph if you want.
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It's a road that makes a loop, not really a track. People live right off of it. It's open to most any road going vehicle(there are restrictions), you just pay for a lap.
Gee I wonder if Hertz has that GT500 rental place nearby?
 

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ah I get it now, when I was seeing the candy canes I'm thinking this ain't just a road, plus all the track rats that have decals of it on their cars. I just guessed it was a track 'cause yes I've seen the Ford and BMW videos of their cars on the 'ring as you say. It's a bit ironic that in the US we have all these speed limited roads but yes speed isn't consistently enforced (Kansas or North Dakota) and Europe is very Nanny state in many ways except for go ahead and drive 180mph if you want.
Unfortunately it's just this one, single, country: Germany, with the "ring" and their highways.

Afaik, there are no other countries in Europe that have roads without speed limits, and most of them probably lower than you have in the USA. Fines also include jail time if going too much over the speed limit.
 

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From that are you saying there is no driving ability there.
No, from what I am saying is that he's got TONS of miles around the 'ring and he's very good at it. It's a hot lap, they move pretty good. It's much more of a "racing" experience than a sight-seeing tour in other words.
 

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Just wow, what an inspirational video!

Due to unusual 15 degree temps here in N GA my little 6 spd manual Mach 1 gets to spend another day safely tucked away in the garage. But more importantly maybe, GA Hwy 9 between Dawsonville and Dahlonega is tourist safe without some old semi-competent Walter Mitty wannabe pretending he’s on the ‘ring.

But just you wait; 50 degrees ain’t far away!
 

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Unfortunately it's just this one, single, country: Germany, with the "ring" and their highways.

Afaik, there are no other countries in Europe that have roads without speed limits, and most of them probably lower than you have in the USA. Fines also include jail time if going too much over the speed limit.
You are correctamundo. Looking at speed limits in Europe they are as tight or tighter than here. I can remember days past of friends that spent time in some of those countries (expats, private schools or the service) before they enacted their limits though. Crazy times.
 

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This video came up in my YouTube feed today.

I keep on going back through and watching Misha's slow progression or maybe it was quick progression into the S550 chassis. If love to see him Steve (SUPERGT) and Jimmer Broadbrent race in the chassis for bilstein but thats probably a pipe dream.

That said I would definitely like to see him do a build of one or at least get some form of an S550 Chassis with Cup 2R's or equivalent tire out on the ring.
 

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Just wow, what an inspirational video!

Due to unusual 15 degree temps here in N GA my little 6 spd manual Mach 1 gets to spend another day safely tucked away in the garage. But more importantly maybe, GA Hwy 9 between Dawsonville and Dahlonega is tourist safe without some old semi-competent Walter Mitty wannabe pretending he’s on the ‘ring.

But just you wait; 50 degrees ain’t far away!
Run the looping roads around Woody Gap, Blood Mountain, and Helen and it can feel very similar to that portion of Germany minus the striped corners. Just need to wait out these cold temps. Can't wait to get back out there.

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Run the looping roads around Woody Gap, Blood Mountain, and Helen and it can feel very similar to that portion of Germany minus the striped corners. Just need to wait out these cold temps. Can't wait to get back out there.

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Sooo, that was a scary experience indeed.
Some of you recognized my car/my (very anxious) face 😅.

For those of you who know the Ring, it’s already very impressive/dangerous as a driver, but being a passenger in your car with a very fast driver was another level of adrenaline and stress.
If you watch the video again you’ll see that I had a vertigo in the first straight - the changes in altitude are not perceivable in videos but are a particularity of this track… very demanding physically. And then it was just a question to try and finish the lap without screaming/crying 😅.

but happy the car got the conclusion it deserves. Here in Europe most people still see modern fast American cars as unable to take a turn, so I’m glad if I could help change that caricature a bit.

I was planning to put it on semi-slicks (I run A052 on my track M3) but it was too big of a bet given the weather forecast and thank god I stayed on PS4S. It was raining the entire morning and we only had a few minutes of dry in the day.

Anyway I hope you liked the lap, I think most viewers did (beyond the usual keyboard warriors that have never touched a track in their life and always know better/do it better - but that’s a part of society you have to accept when you expose yourself :)
 

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Sooo, that was a scary experience indeed.
Some of you recognized my car/my (very anxious) face 😅.

For those of you who know the Ring, it’s already very impressive/dangerous as a driver, but being a passenger in your car with a very fast driver was another level of adrenaline and stress.
If you watch the video again you’ll see that I had a vertigo in the first straight - the changes in altitude are not perceivable in videos but are a particularity of this track… very demanding physically. And then it was just a question to try and finish the lap without screaming/crying 😅.

but happy the car got the conclusion it deserves. Here in Europe most people still see modern fast American cars as unable to take a turn, so I’m glad if I could help change that caricature a bit.

I was planning to put it on semi-slicks (I run A052 on my track M3) but it was too big of a bet given the weather forecast and thank god I stayed on PS4S. It was raining the entire morning and we only had a few minutes of dry in the day.

Anyway I hope you liked the lap, I think most viewers did (beyond the usual keyboard warriors that have never touched a track in their life and always know better/do it better - but that’s a part of society you have to accept when you expose yourself :)
I am so glad you got to experience the Ring that way! And what a great video! For someone like him, who gets to drive everything up to McLarens and such, to really enjoy your car is a huge compliment to our cars.
 

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Sooo, that was a scary experience indeed.
Some of you recognized my car/my (very anxious) face 😅.

For those of you who know the Ring, it’s already very impressive/dangerous as a driver, but being a passenger in your car with a very fast driver was another level of adrenaline and stress.
If you watch the video again you’ll see that I had a vertigo in the first straight - the changes in altitude are not perceivable in videos but are a particularity of this track… very demanding physically. And then it was just a question to try and finish the lap without screaming/crying 😅.

but happy the car got the conclusion it deserves. Here in Europe most people still see modern fast American cars as unable to take a turn, so I’m glad if I could help change that caricature a bit.

I was planning to put it on semi-slicks (I run A052 on my track M3) but it was too big of a bet given the weather forecast and thank god I stayed on PS4S. It was raining the entire morning and we only had a few minutes of dry in the day.

Anyway I hope you liked the lap, I think most viewers did (beyond the usual keyboard warriors that have never touched a track in their life and always know better/do it better - but that’s a part of society you have to accept when you expose yourself :)
Wow. I'm not sure what takes a bigger set of brass stones...doing 220kph around blind corners in somebody else's car and going 3 wide around a 996 GT3, or being the 'somebody else' and riding co-pilot while somebody who has never driven your car before 'sends it'.

+1 on the footwork and state of calm (that calm part goes for both of y'all). Not sure I really agree on the ease of heel/toe in the 350; I find the gas pedal being too far forward/too displaced (installed a wide steeda and shimmed it out 1/4") but I use more of the right side of my right foot vice heel to blip on downshift.

I'm curious what mode the car was in given the few minor moments of oversteer. Guessing TC off but SC on or did you disable both of the nannies that try to keep our 'egos from writing checks the body cannot cash'?

That was a superb video. Great work and thanks for sharing!
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