Now, I have no doubt that the CTS-V is a very quick car, and John Heinricy a very quick driver, but that 8m19s number is just a tick suspicious since the most commonly published 'Ring time for the E39 M5 is 8m20s...TugBoat said:New GT3: 7 min. 54 sec.
Old GT3: 8 min. 03 sec.
GT2: 7 min. 46 sec.
996 Turbo: 7 min. 56 sec.
C/D CTS-V: 8 min. 19 sec.
Still, it's good company to be in.
The fastest 'street-legal' car time yet posted is a 7:19, by a Radical SR3 Turbo (http://www.radicalsportscars.com)
I'll just put here what I've put elsewhere:
The official Nurburgring site (includes both the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix track): http://www.nuerburgring.de
Some sample lap times: http://www.nordschleife.no
Sabine Schmitz, BMW Ring-Taxi driver, entertaining the passengers: http://www.bmwm5.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25041
A Brit-based group of 'Ring junkies: http://www.nurburgring.org.uk
There's a pile of other stuff out there.