The Nürburgring lap time has become the ultimate benchmark for manufacturers around the globe, with brands like Dodge, Nissan and Porsche proving their worth on the Green Hell.
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As though unamused by these antics, Ferrari has seemingly decided to put the bickering to an end by breaking the 7-minute barrier around the Nordschleife circuit with its track-focussed Ferrari 599XX.

With Ferrari test driver Raffaele De Simone behind the wheel, the Ferrari 599XX managed a scorching 6 minute, 58.16 second lap time - almost half a minute quicker than the Nissan GT-R.