Unfortunately for Koenigsegg, which has at least one model theoretically capable of conquering the road car record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, management of the famous German circuit has instituted speed limits along several stretches of the track since the Porsche 918 nabbed the record back in 2013.
But according to the latest rumors from automotive magazine Road & Track, those speed limits may soon be lifted – at least with regard to manufacturer testing.
The Nürburgring’s speed limits were originally prompted in March of this year when, during a VLN event, a race car went airborne, tragically killing a spectator. The speed limits would thus likely remain in place during racing events, but manufacturer testing is another story, and an official Nürburgring lap time is a key marketing tool for performance cars.
That said, Road & Track reports that it’s still unclear whether official lap times would be possible again. The outlet is anticipating an official statement from the Nürburgring management sometime soon.