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The world’s premier vehicle test track, and long-time racing icon, the Nurburgring in Germany, is up for sale.

Following on from financial difficulties last year related to the racetrack’s two private investors and the European Union, it has now been reported by Nurburgring enthusiast website Bridge to Gantry that the sale of the entire Nurburgring complex has been confirmed by state-appointed liquidator Jens Lieser.

While a rumoured price of around €125 million ($155 million) has been reported, it is still unknown if the complex – an amusement park, hotels and a shopping mall all opened at the track in 2009 – will be sold off in pieces or as a single entity.

Porsche 911 GT2 Testing

There is believed to be five to 10 interested parties looking at purchasing the complex that includes the 20.8km Nordschleife circuit infamously referred to as ‘The Green Hell’ by former racer Sir Jackie Stewart.

Manufacturers from around the world including Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Nissan and Porsche regularly tune and develop their cars at the famed facility that winds its way through the Eifel mountains. Hyundai joined the party at the beginning of the year, announcing it was opening its own $7 million dollar Nurburgring-based test centre.




  • Zaccy16

    Damn, i wish i had 155 million! this is a great track, one of the worlds best IMO

    • Delirious Fool

      For 155 thousand you could build a better circuit.

  • Crazy n00b

    This track has claimed over 200 lives.

    • Golf

      That’s a lot.  Since when?

      • Monk

        Since it opened.

  • atd

    wonder if James May will buy it lol.

    • FezzyFezz

      Good episode.

  • Save It For The Track

    Having been there in 2010, I had no idea there was an amusement park or shopping mall. Of course I was there to drive and not shop, but I had family with me that may have been interested. Not a peep out of anybody about those ‘attractions’, and not a sign to be seen. (in 2010 anyway).
    .
    Methinks the existing towns, restaurants and accomodation that have been there for years would have been put out by a ‘shopping mall’ being built. A shopping mall also seems out of place with the ambience of the area.
    .
    As for the track killing people. Well many a driver has over estimated their own abilities and that of their vehicle. When I was there, I saw a Gumpert kiss the wall, and many a ham fisted porsche driver, with no idea how to take a corner.
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    The Nurburgring is very ‘German’. They will let you on, and if you come to grief, they will come and clean up the mess, but you pay for the privelege. (armco replacement, medivac etc. etc.) German practicality. It’s very much, ‘you pays your money, you takes your chances’. Anyone trying to go ’110%’ in Touristfarten has rocks in their head, and if they get hurt or worse, only have themselves to blame.

  • spud

    Legendary track with cult status.
    Deservedly so.

  • Phil

    Shouldn’t be hard to get a consortium of carmakers to pitch in a few million each to buy it – it’d only need 10, they couldn’t build their own circuit for 15.5 mill that would offer anything like the testing they get here. In fact, it’s become so important to their bragging rights they couldn’t afford to let it slip into the hands of their competitors.

  • Jacob

    A racetrack like this should be incorporated into Badgerys Creek Airport.

    Like the Top Gear and 5th Gear circuits.

  • Brayden Cresswell

    If a car company was smart they would buy it make a private track and design there cars there be a step ahead of the competition.

    • Xxxx

       now its public road if you make there race track its close to all :( and eco terrorist close it fast….

  • Luke Brinsmead

    I like how the track travels through a lot of hilly forestland…looks more unique.

  • Mazedays

    Another byproduct of the sham that is the European Union