sport auto (Germany)

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sport auto
Editor-in-Chief Marcus Schurig (since March 1st 2013)
Categories Newsmagazine
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 59,800 / month
Publisher Motor Presse Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG
First issue 1969
Country  Germany
Language German
Website sportauto-online.de
ISSN 1158-2111

sport auto is a German automobile magazine, established in 1969, published monthly by Motor Presse Stuttgart, based in Stuttgart.

The magazine publishes its "Supertest" of cars, featuring the laptime (usually driven by the former editor-in-chief Horst von Saurma) at the Nordschleife. The magazine also runs a challenge for the fastest lap time driven with a car that is road legal (TÜV) and registered in Germany. The road legality rule also applies for the tires.

Racing participation[edit]

The journalists usually enter VLN and 24 Hours Nürburgring races, in cooperation with Honda or Aston Martin. Results are mixed, they caused at least two crashes.[1]

Sport Auto Trophy[edit]

In 1995, the magazine introduced a Nordschleife lap record challenge for the fastest lap time driven with a car that is road legal, having passed German TÜV and is registered in Germany. The road legality rule also applies for the tires. After the trophy had been given to Blitz, a Japanese tuning parts company in 1997, sport auto editor Horst v. Saurma regained the record in 1999.[2] After the sport auto record was lowered to 7:14 in 2005, sport auto has announced to introduce rules according to their Hockenheimring-based Tuner GP event. In 2005, sport auto has also clocked a 6:55 for a UK-registered Radical SR8 which is not eligible to sport auto's ranking.

Time Vehicle Driver Issue, (Date of Test), Notes
7:11,57 Gumpert Apollo Speed Florian Gruber 2009-08-13 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres [3][4]
7:14,89 Donkervoort D8 RS Michael Düchting 2005-10
7:15,63 Porsche 996 GT2R Edo Competition Patrick Simon 2005-08-04
7:18,10 Donkervoort D8 RS Michael Düchting 2004-10-25 [5]
7:32,44 Porsche Carrera GT Horst von Saurma 2004-04 (September 8)
7:32,52 Porsche 993 Turbo Gemballa GTR 600 Wolfgang Kaufmann 2001
7:43,40 Porsche Turbo TECHART GT Street Horst von Saurma 2001
7:46,17 Porsche Turbo shk Horst von Saurma 1999
7:49,40 Toyota Supra Blitz Herbert Schürg 1997
7:52 Porsche Turbo Gemballa Horst von Saurma 1995

5 Supersportler auf der Nordschleife[edit]

In 2008, five super sports cars owned by an enthusiast were compared by Porsche factory driver Marc Basseng, winner of several VLN races in Porsche GT3 RSR. Timing was provided by sport auto as in a Supertest.[6] The results were also reported elsewhere.[7]

Time Vehicle Driver Issue, (Date of Test), Notes
7:24.29 Maserati MC12 Marc Basseng 2008/12, (2008/08)
7:24.44 Pagani Zonda F Clubsport Marc Basseng see above
7:25.21 Ferrari Enzo Marc Basseng see above
7.28.71 Porsche Carrera GT Marc Basseng see above
7:33.55 Koenigsegg CCX Marc Basseng see above

Supertest Nordschleife[edit]

During the industry testing sessions in which sport auto records its "Supertest", the track can not be traveled at full speed past "Tribüne 13" (T13, grandstand 13) in order to allow safe access from the old exit/entrance there. The missing 232 m (761 ft) uphill section, from a slow right hand corner, would take in average an extra 7 s compared to a full lap.

There are 5 sections on the 20,600 m (67,600 ft) long Supertest-Nordschleife:

  • The first is 3,850 m (2.4 mi)
  • The second is 4,235 m (2.6 mi)
  • The third is 4,825 m (3.0 mi)
  • The fourth is 4,846 m (3.0 mi)
  • The fifth is 2,844 m (1.8 mi)
  • The total is 20,600 m (12.800 mi)

In recent tests, about 33 numbers are reported to judge a cars performance on various points of a Ring lap: speeds, braking deceleration and lateral g-forces.

The Supertest driver is almost always editor-in-chief Horst von Saurma. Sortable list of some Supertest times are provided online.[8]

Time Vehicle Driver Issue, (Date of Test), Notes
7:24 Gumpert Apollo Horst von Saurma 2009/11 [9]
7:32 Porsche Carrera GT Horst von Saurma 2004/01 [10]
7:33 Porsche 997 GT2 Horst von Saurma 2007/11, Sport tires [11]
7:33 Pagani Zonda F Horst von Saurma 2006/05 [12]
7:34 Koenigsegg CCR Horst von Saurma 2006/03 (17 October 2005) [13]
7:34 Nissan GT-R Horst von Saurma 2010/11 [14]
7:35 Ruf Rt 12 Horst von Saurma 2008/02, Sport tires [15]
7:38 Lexus LFA Horst von Saurma 2010/09, Street tires Bridgestone S001
7:38 Ferrari 458 Italia Horst von Saurma 2010/08, Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
7:38 Nissan GT-R Horst von Saurma 2009/07, Dunlop SP Sport 600 DSST run flat tires
7:38 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 Horst von Saurma 2009/10, Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires
7:39 Ferrari F430 Scuderia Horst von Saurma 2008/07, Sport tires [16]
7:39 Porsche 997 Turbo TechArt GTstreet Horst von Saurma 2007/10, Sport tires [17]
7:40 Porsche 997 GT3 (2009) Horst von Saurma 2009/06,[18]
7:44 Pagani Zonda S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (02/2005)
7:46 Porsche 996 GT2 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (06/2001)
7:46 Lamborgini Gallardo Superleggera Horst von Saurma Sport Auto [19]
7:47 Porsche 996 GT3 RS Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (08/2004)
7:47 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Horst von Saurma Sport Auto[20]
7:47 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 E-gear Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (01/2007), Sport tires[citation needed]
7:49 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (22 June 2007)[21]
7:50 BMW M3 CSL Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (08/2003)
7:50 2009 Porsche 997 Carrera S (2008) Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (08/2008),[22] PCCB, PDK, Sport Chrono Plus, Michelin Cup tires
7:52 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (11/2008),[23] apparently problems with tires and ABS
7:54 Mercedes CLK DTM AMG Sport Auto (03/2005)
7:54 Porsche 997 Turbo Horst von Saurma (05/2007)[24]
7:55 Ferrari F430 F1 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (01/2006)
7:56 Porsche 996 Turbo Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (06/2000)
7:56 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale f1 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (02/2004), Sport tires[citation needed]
8:02 Aston Martin DBS (2007) Horst von Saurma [2]
8:03 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2005) Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (10/2005)
8:03 Porsche 996 GT3 (1999) Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (08/1999)
8:04 Audi R8 Sport Auto (07/2007)[25]
8:05 BMW M3 E92 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (12/2007)[26]
8:09 Audi RS4 Sport Auto (06/2006)
8:09 BMW M6 E63 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (12/2005), Sport tires, 259 km/h speed limiter.[citation needed]
8:09 Honda NSX-R Sport Auto (08/2002), Sport tires, suspension modification.[citation needed]
8:10 Chrysler Viper GTS Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (10/1997)
8:10 BMW Alpina B6 S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (05/2008)[27]
8:10 Porsche Cayman S Walter Röhrl Sport Auto, 19 inch wheels, ceramic brakes.[citation needed]
8:13 BMW M5 E60 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (12/2004)
8:13 Ferrari 355 GTB Sport Auto (10/1994)
8:13 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (1/2009?)[28]
8:14 BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo Coupé Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (12/2008)[29]
8:16 Porsche Cayman S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (12/2009?)[30]
8:17 Porsche Boxster S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (12/2009?)[31]
8:18 BMW M135i Sport Auto (7/2012)[32]
8:18 Lexus IS-F Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (9/2008)[33]
8:22 BMW M3 E46 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (12/2000)
8:22 BMW M Coupe E36/8 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (10/1998)
8:24 2004 Subaru Impreza Sport Auto (05/2004), Sport tires[citation needed]
8:25 Lotus Exige S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (06/2008)[34]
8:25 Jaguar XKR Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:25 Porsche Cayman S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:24 Mitsubishi Charisma GT Evo VI Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (11/1999), Sport tires[citation needed]
8:25 Mitsubishi Charisma GT Evo VII Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (11/2002), Sport tires[citation needed]
8:26 Audi S5 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (01/2008)[35]
8:26 BMW 335i E92 Coupe Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:26 Nissan 350Z Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (10/2003)
8:28 Porsche 911 Carrera (993) Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (07/1997)
8:29 Audi TTS Coupé Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (10/2008)[36]
8:32 Porsche Boxster S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (12/1999)
8:38 Honda NSX Sport Auto, (08/1997)
8:39 Honda S2000 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (01/2000)
8:40 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Sport Auto (07/1997), automatic transmission
8:42 Lotus Exige Mk1 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (11/2000), Sport tires[citation needed]
8:47 Honda Civic Type-R Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (11/2001)
8:49 Volkswagen Golf R32 Sport Auto (09/2006)
8:51 Ford Focus ST Sport Auto (09/2005)
8:53 Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG MK5 Sport Auto (11/2005)
8:54 Vauxhall Corsa VXR Sport Auto (04/2008)
9:05 Ford Focus RS Sport Auto (09/2005)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "With Honda NSX in 2003". Automobilsport.com. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  2. ^ Sport Auto Trophy, with a placque for the 1999 record[dead link]
  3. ^ "sport auto-Trophy: Rekordfahrt auf der Nordschleife: Rundenzeitenrekord Gumpert Apollo Sport | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  4. ^ http://www.michelin.co.uk/michelinuk/en/car-van-4x4/advantages/20070312100261.html
  5. ^ "Donkervoort Deutschland - M. Düchting GmbH". Donkervoort.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  6. ^ "5 Supersportler auf der Nordschleife: Jagd nach Rundenzeit-Rekorde | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  7. ^ Evo Magazine, Discussion - Evo article
  8. ^ "Rundenzeiten aus Supertests in Hockenheim und auf der Nordschleife | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  9. ^ "Der neue Rekordhalter im Supertest". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  10. ^ "SUPERTEST Porsche Carrera GT: Lustwaffe". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  11. ^ "SUPERTEST Porsche 911 GT2: Im Grinsbereich". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  12. ^ "SUPERTEST Pagani Zonda F: Zonda-Wünsche". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  13. ^ "SUPERTEST Koenigsegg CCR: Heute ein Koenig". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  14. ^ "sportauto - Nissan GT-R 2011 im ersten Nordschleifen-Test". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  15. ^ "sportauto - Supertest (02/2008)". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  16. ^ "sport auto 07/08". Supercars.net. 2008-06-19. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  17. ^ "SUPERTEST TechArt GTstreet: Grüne Hölle". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  18. ^ "sportauto - Supertest (02/2008)". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  19. ^ "Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera im Supertest auf Nordschleife und Hockenheimring | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  20. ^ "Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Test auf der Nordschleife und dem Hockenheimring | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  21. ^ "Sport Auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  22. ^ [1][dead link]
  23. ^ "Weitere Tests zu allen Autos und Marken | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  24. ^ "Porsche 911 Turbo im Supertest auf Nordschleife und Hockenheimring | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  25. ^ "Weitere Tests zu allen Autos und Marken | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  26. ^ "Der BMW M3 im Supertest: Die vierte Generation mit 420 PS auf dem Prüfstand | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  27. ^ "BMW Alpina B6 S im Supertest auf Nordschleife und Hockenheimring | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  28. ^ "Der Mercedes C 63 AMG im sport auto-Supertest | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  29. ^ "BMW Alpina B3 Coupé im Supertest auf Nordschleife und Hockenheimring | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  30. ^ "Doppel-Supertest Porsche Cayman S: Was unterscheidet das Coupé vom Cabrio? | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  31. ^ "Doppel-Supertest Porsche Boxster S: Was unterscheidet das Cabrio vom Coupé? | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  32. ^ "Hart auf den Fersen des grossen M". 
  33. ^ "Der Lexus IS F im Supertest auf Nordschleife und Hockenheimring | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  34. ^ "Lotus Exige S im Supertest auf Nordschleife und Hockenheimring | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  35. ^ "Audi S5 im Supertest auf Nordschleife und Hockenheimring | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  36. ^ "Audi TTS Coupé im Supertest auf Nordschleife und Hockenheimring | sport auto". Sportauto-online.de. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 

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