Nordschleife runs are conducted or observed by various other media outlets, such as the British Evo Magazine or Auto Bild from Germany.
Manufacturers, especially those of supercars, conduct their own timing runs and publish these for varying purposes.
Magazines like Car and Driver and "the wider automotive industry" declared the worldwide street-legal Porsche 918 the new record holder since the SR8 didn't meet full type-approval and only could get British single-vehicle approval.The Nissan GT-R was fourth place on this list at the time. Therefore, not all of the lap times are comparable.A full lap of the Nordschleife, bypassing the modern GP track, is 20.832 km (12.944 mi) long.According to Car and Driver, Nürburgring Nordschleife "record-chasing runs are a universally accepted, objective measure of a car’s performance, and shaving seconds gives automakers reasons to grab some headlines." Compared to the current version, the original Nürburgring track was longer and split into three configurations.The entire track, the Gesamtstrecke (see map above) was 28.3 kilometres in length, composed of the Nordschleife (22.8 km), the Südschleife (7.7 km), and the Betonschleife – the latter a short 2 kilometer warm-up loop around the pit area.