THE NÜRBURGRING - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed
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The Nürburgring has gone by many names over the years, but none are as accurate as “The Green Hell”. This legendary track has a reputation for being brutal and unforgiving, it is the very track that scared Niki Lauda forever, and the same track that allowed Ayrton Senna to show the world his talent. Everyone from BMW, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Ford, Hyundai, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and the list goes on and on … they all test at the Nurburgring to see who takes home the title of the fastest car around “The Ring.” The track also attracts thousands of enthusiasts every year, all looking to test their abilities behind the wheel, yet this has resulted in millions of crash videos. The Nurburgring even offers its guests the chance to sit in the passenger seat of proper race cars piloted by seasoned drivers in order to experience the track at its finest. So what exactly is it that the Nurburgring has that it draws OEM manufacturers, custom builders, and speed freaks from all over the world? Ohh yeah and did we mention that this “track” is also a toll road? This is everything you need to get up to speed on the world’s fastest and craziest toll road/race track!
Huge shoutout to TheDriveGuyde for sending us some sweet footage of the Hyundai Veloster N.
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  • Donut Media
    Donut Media

    What car would YOU wanna drive on the ring?

    • T. Y.
      T. Y.

      All in favor of changing WW2 to DUB DUB 2 say I... EEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEE💜😘

    • Kevin Linatoc
      Kevin Linatoc

      My e46 m3 6 speed, bucket list

    • Bilbo Fappins
      Bilbo Fappins

      @fog allan incredible choice

    • Levi Rodman
      Levi Rodman

      🍩 Donut Subaru Impreza. ✌

    • Steve Lipson
      Steve Lipson

      nissan skyline r32 gtr

  • Asamz

    This video *exists* James May: screaming in his panda, *BOMB IT*

  • RMC Boys Varsity Vollyball team 2019-2020
    RMC Boys Varsity Vollyball team 2019-2020

    daytona or indianapolis next

  • Stephen Mininno
    Stephen Mininno

    Rip artton senna

  • Scott Slaughter
    Scott Slaughter

    Thank you for mentioning the Hyundai Veloster N, the greatest little car ever built. But I just wanted to point out that THAT'S what the N stands for: NURBURGRING!!!!

  • Esai Quiroga
    Esai Quiroga

    Man the only reason i got to learn about this track was through the Veloster N, i first fell in love with the 2025 N concept back in 2015 and that brought me to the N in 2018 in the detroit auto show. The moment i got to sit in the veloster and shift through all 6 gears, man, 2 years later and its still in my dreams. Now i feel like I've been missing on something huge ever since i learned about this ring

  • Арт Пт
    Арт Пт

    What about the Red Ring of Krasnoyarsk?

  • david hany
    david hany

    Can you do an uts on laguna seca

  • Alex Dore
    Alex Dore

    Hold on a second. @ 5:32, where is the everything you need to know about a Porsche "fire truck"?


    6:00 i spy with my little eye AYRTON SENNA in that lotus RIP my favourite and the greatest FORMULA 1 DRIVER of all time

  • Nero

    that pronunciation of „Grüne Hölle“ tore my german heart apart

  • Michael D. Uchiha90
    Michael D. Uchiha90

    That's one of a hellride, greetings from germany.

  • LYN

    Could you please do Tsukuba please!!!!!!

  • LYN


  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob

    Is Daytona going to be the next up to speed on a race track

  • Roman Cristian
    Roman Cristian

    I'm still waiting for the S-class history, Maybach history, Dacia history :)))) and I had one more in my mind but I can't remember it

  • Five Pot Turbo
    Five Pot Turbo

    11:00 xDDD i laughed so hard .. yeah i know the german language is not easy :D you are doing great :D

  • Jhon.E

    Please, please do one on Isle of Man TT.

  • Carlos Anderson
    Carlos Anderson

    Car! 'Nuther Car!

  • Bliss Crazy
    Bliss Crazy

    I want to drive it so bad

  • ّ ّ
    ّ ّ

    *James May disliked this video*

  • kaiokendo

    04:31 silver arrow 19:99 bisexual arrow

  • veekay_the _wolf
    veekay_the _wolf

    We love your german ❤🇩🇪

  • Mega Brutalanda
    Mega Brutalanda

    "ein ring sie zu knechten" i can speak German but I have no Idea what that's means

  • nathan colli
    nathan colli

    Why did you piss on your hair?

  • 한동훈

  • Pedro Menezes
    Pedro Menezes

    Please! Everything you need to know on Senna

  • Luís E. P. Gomes
    Luís E. P. Gomes

    Please do an Up To Speed on the Chevy Opala (no, not the Impala)

  • Acnha Lay
    Acnha Lay

    ISLE OF MAN TT circuit

  • Jarrett


  • killercivic2001

    Went there once with my S2K and REALLY bad tires... it was raining. Suffice to say, I shat my pants a few times and I did NOT make any record time. I am a pretty good driver but when you look at all the paint scientifically placed to make you fly off the track... you HAVE TO choose either all season super-stickies OR a sunny day.

  • MadJamYT

    No need to apologize. It's Actually pretty funny

  • Basd_XGT4

    4:55 Nice

  • Subas Stevens
    Subas Stevens

    This man really said “Qudilbacher HOHA” 😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣 I know he’s trying but damn that was funny

  • Amit Jha
    Amit Jha

    Please do a video on the Isle of Man TT

  • Big M
    Big M

    Do Le Mans next

  • cheezbucket

    i just wanna drive my subie on this track

  • jon shelton
    jon shelton

    This place is amazing. I’ve been several times and had a great time.

  • Kylo Ten - Raikerz
    Kylo Ten - Raikerz

    The "car" part of the video hits close to home. It's like you can't play in the streets anymore.

  • Brendan A. MacWade
    Brendan A. MacWade

    We're going to see more videos about tracks? Hells yes! Might I suggest.....Daytona International Speedway?

  • Darth Taco Slayer
    Darth Taco Slayer

    sabine could outdrive any of us in a van on the ring

  • Sébastien Loriau
    Sébastien Loriau

    Yup.. the only good thing about living in belgium is the fact that i am close to the green hell 😎

  • Santiago Ibarra
    Santiago Ibarra

    Nurburgring and not talking about Fangio? .......

  • Frank Lugo
    Frank Lugo

    Dam German language... you hard!!! that's what she said...

  • Tomasz Klisz
    Tomasz Klisz

    1939 something started because germans* started ww2. Say it Donut Media. Why'd you omit it????

  • 4x4 Buzzard
    4x4 Buzzard

    Requesting Up To Speed: Dodge Trucks From beginning (1920?) to 1980

  • thecianinator

    James is gradually evolving into Guy Fieri

  • Sean Carter McLean
    Sean Carter McLean

    Port tu gazey...... Portuguese.

  • The Dude
    The Dude

    I drove my '88 Chevy Silverado around it when I was stationed in Germany.

  • David Zheng
    David Zheng

    Next race track: LeMans 24 Circuit de la Sarthe

  • Ikito

    Apology accepted!

  • Matthew Thompson
    Matthew Thompson

    up to speed on mt panorama, bathurst next please

  • Bananabug 4
    Bananabug 4

    Turns out, I was unsubscribed from this channel for some reason. That must’ve been the reason why I’ve been so sad :)

  • Roy Eusebio
    Roy Eusebio

    The Green Hell

  • Sonata Dusk
    Sonata Dusk

    Since we’re on the topic of tracks. Why not do Monaco or even Silverstone.

  • MrTheMrLol

    Ein Ring sie zu knechten lmao

  • Jonas Bauch
    Jonas Bauch

    The words "Ein Ring sie zu knechten..." were funny. (I can read it cause I'm german of course) Driving on this track in video games the first time I really called it the "Hell on earth". After my first two laps were over - and I actually won the race - I was stunned by how cool this racetrack is.

  • Audio Dude
    Audio Dude

    Bring back the yelling my man. Bring back the yelling...

  • markus

    We need a Up to Speed on Lada

  • Kaneki Hannma
    Kaneki Hannma

    Next the hockenheimring

  • Craig Eckleton
    Craig Eckleton

    Do Monza next

  • Craig Eckleton
    Craig Eckleton

    Do Monza next

  • minunin mc
    minunin mc

    The dream of my life is to drive an Audi R8 there. Since I cant right now I just do it with my racing wheel on my PS4 on GT Sport. Im practicing the shit out of it, even if's not the same I'm trying to memorize the god damn ring.

  • Juilo Rodriguez
    Juilo Rodriguez

    Can you teach me to drive stick? Thanks

  • Passerati wruum xD
    Passerati wruum xD

    I thought I was bad at German.

  • Uncle Frank
    Uncle Frank

    on behalf of all australians please give us an up to speed on bathurst

  • Wolfram Eicke Rest in peace
    Wolfram Eicke Rest in peace


  • JerseyMikeP

    It's the Track were MOST of the Manufacturers CHEAT... SO their times there is a waste. (FACT).

  • Gina Lopez
    Gina Lopez

    Donut media car ill take a ninja H2R because im insane and with a minor death wish lolol

  • Gina Lopez
    Gina Lopez


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