The famed Nurburgring, in Germany, is generally regarded as the most challenging stretch of road on the planet.
Dubbed the ‘Ring’ by enthusiasts across the globe, this daunting 20.8km track is technically a toll road (it costs 27 euro per lap) but is also regarded as the Holy Grail of all things motoring, as well as home to the annual Nurburgring 24 Hour endurance race.
But these days it’s mostly used by most of the world’s major car manufacturers as the ultimate proving ground, such are the demands of the circuit known as the Green Hell, a title bestowed upon it by former Scottish Formula One legend, Jackie Stewart.
It can be raining cats and dogs at one end of the track, while sunny and clear at the other. There’s also plenty of elevation and speeds can exceed 300km/h. Worse still, if you get it wrong, there’s absolutely no runoff, so accidents are generally big ones.