First there were only some rumors. But look’s like its true. The company who runs the Ring Taxi, OK Speed Marketing has confirmed that it will not enter the battle to thrill customers using M5s this year.
Nürburgring management have also removed all offers relating to taxi rides from the official website. That’s a bad news. Fans of BMW, fans of Sabine and fans of the Nurburgring alike will all be sad to see the legacy come to an end.
The Ring Taxis (there were two) were V10 BMW M5s with modified suspension and brakes, one of them driven by Sabine Schmitz (formerly Sabine Reck). Both come highly recommended, but Sabine is said to be faster. A lap costs €195, but can take three passengers so it’s pretty good value split three ways.
The Nürburgring’s Nordschleife is widely regarded as the most spectacular, most challenging and longest race track in the world and for years, Sabine Schmitz and her M5 have been entertaining customers looking for the ultimate thrill.
We hope that the service will return with the BMW F10 M5 to be introduced at the Shanghai Motor Show.
Full e-mail from OK-Speed-Marketing below
Dear Ring-Taxi® customer,
our preparation for season 2011 has been completed.
We are looking forward to a common Ring-Taxi® season 2011.
During our jubilee-season 2011 we enlarged our traditional taxi service. So enjoy with us pure driving fun. Powered by classical sportscars such as Porsche 911 GT3 (415 HP) Clubsport 997 or MINI John Cooper Works (211 HP). Driven by proofed and licensed pilots.
Enjoy Your favourite car as co-pilot
Porsche 911 Clubsport 997 (415 HP) price 349,- EURO incl. 19% VAT
MINI John Cooper Works (211 HP), price 195,- EURO incl. 19% VAT
On top you will enjoy our traditional services, served on the most famous race-tracks, starting with one lap Nürburgring (D) Nordschleife (20,832 km) or three laps in Spa-Francorchamps (B), the Ardens Grand-Prix Circuit (21,003 km) or accompanied by further attractions during the season.
Your Ring-Taxi® opportunities until May 2011
Nürburgring Nordschleife (D): 19.03.2011 / 25.03.2011
Spa-Francorchamps (B): 09.04.2011 / 10.04.2011 / 13.04.2011 / 18.04.2011 / 24.05.2011
How will you repeat your Ring-Taxi® adventure? (limited to Porsche)
We can realize your individual Ring-Taxi-lap as video served on USB stick.
The Ring -Taxi® video, 29.90 EURO (inkl. 19% VAT)
Life pics, sounds and data of car, track and (co)-pilot.
Ticket can be booked only with a fixed date for ring-taxi drive.
The ring-taxi adventure is limited to one person only.
If you have further questions please contact as by telephone hot line or by mail.