View Full Version : Nurburghring... In Nevada??
03-08-2012, 07:42 AM
Thought this was interesting.... A guy plans to make a replica in nevada.
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03-08-2012, 08:21 AM
That would kick ass!!!
03-08-2012, 09:34 AM
That'd b a very cool stop for mfester ;)
03-08-2012, 09:45 AM
Heck yea that would be awesome!
03-08-2012, 12:23 PM
I really hope this guy is able to pull it off cause that would be epic! I would be there all the time in the cooler months :launch:
03-08-2012, 03:23 PM
There was 'talk' of a similar type of road being made here in the UK, I think the location was in the very picturesque Wales area. However, here there's a multitude of issues which most likely mean it'll never actually happen.
For the US as you have vastly more space than us then no doubt there's a similar 'amount' of issues but I'd say they'd be more easily overcome - no noise issues to worry about as no one lives in the desert is one example!!
However, and sorry to sound boring, there's some potential show stoppers from the word go. The most obvious one would be the sheer cost of 'just' putting down tarmac. I have other immediate thoughts though
1. It's only the circuit that could be replicated, the surrounding scenery, towns and forestry and plantlife and fields all most likely couldn't be included.
2. The vaiation in altitude for the track on the whole and certain some sections would mean some massive undertakings in replicating. On all those 'Ring video's you've all seen, it's very difficult to perceive the steepness of some of the dips, drops, climbs and hills. To make this section;
(look almost dead centre of the pic)
Another where you can just about see a 911 on it's way around;
I'd roughly estimate would be an incline perhaps of a 10 storey building in perhaps a 'land' distance of about 50-60 metres. There's going to be a massive amount of earth that'll need to be shifted around to create these sections as well as all the other's as well - a massive undertaking basically and one which will push costs right up.
3. E46-M3's post above highlights that during the heat of summer in the desert of Nevada, not many enthusiasts will want to go there. I'm not a resident of Nevada, but I estimate perhaps April to September - around 6 months, the place will be relatively empty. This would effectively double the time for the owner(s) to break even and make a profit from the place.
I'm sure there's plenty of other issues and complications etc, perhaps others will chime in with specific areas etc.
If it could be pulled off, it'd be fantastic for sure!
03-08-2012, 05:32 PM
Exactly. One thing that makes the nurburghring a highly advanced track is the ever-present rain. Nevada? Lol. But to have a taste of the green hell just a roadtrip away, im down.
09-10-2012, 08:18 AM
I think , an exact copy of the ring is impossible... IMHO
09-11-2012, 01:55 PM
Here's an article and some photos of the actual Nurburgring, when I test rode the K1200S for BMW NA in 2004. I think it would be almost impossible to duplicate financially/logistically speaking - but that would be wonderful. Of course, history adds an irreplaceable element to the mystique.
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