We know of the phenomenon of so-called “ring wolves” – track enthusiasts that have aftermarket enhanced hot hatches and an intricate knowledge of the Nurburgring – with the experience used to hoon the unsuspecting weekend supercar driver.
But in all earnest, we would like to see them try to approach this car. They won’t be able to do so because this is a proper racer – the Shell BMW M4 DTM – and factory BMW driver Augusto Farfus used it to deliver a glorious 6:14 lap time – and even had time to high five his bewildered passenger. By the way, if he took things a little more serious he might have ended well below the unofficial lap record of 6:11.13, set in a Porsche 956 during qualifying for the 1983 Nurburgring 1000 km.
But then again who are we to complain when this amazing video comes in front of us? He used on the ‘Ring his Team MTEK M4 DTM monster, which has a 4.0-liter, naturally aspirated V8 packing 480 horsepower (358 kilowatts) and a race weight of just 2,600 pounds (1,180 kilograms), as well as incredible downforce. The idea here wasn’t to go for the quickest lap possible, instead Farfus being on point to shoot a promo video for team sponsor Shell’s Helix oil. This is why there are many cameras and a passenger who is absolutely having a blast – high-fiving Farfus as he races down corners at 160 miles per hour (257 kilometers per hour).