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!
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Comments • 80

  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  2 months ago +821

    What car would YOU wanna drive on the ring?

  • Mikael Tremblay
    Mikael Tremblay Day ago

    Up to speed Laguna Seca

  • niko hrv
    niko hrv Day ago

    Man, I‘m from Germany and i love how you try to say those words right 😂. Nice Video.

  • Redmenace96
    Redmenace96 2 days ago

    Old Guy! I learned a lot. Thank you!!
    Cute for the Kids. A little bs thing called, WW2 happened! Very funny, Dude!!!!! Handled it well.

  • david bouey
    david bouey 2 days ago


  • Oscar Vilche
    Oscar Vilche 6 days ago

    When are they gonna talk about the 24 hours of le mans!! That is one of the biggest races every year and it's even important in the stories of many great drivers and manufacturers

  • Michael somepersonsname

    Up to speed on SPA would be cool

  • Micheal White
    Micheal White 6 days ago

    Been there done that in my FOST

  • Dohkaralho
    Dohkaralho 6 days ago +1

    Up to Speed: James Hunt Vs Niki Lauda
    Let's make it happen!

  • abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz аьсегн

    Le Mans's evil twin brother

  • Mr. Paperhat
    Mr. Paperhat 10 days ago

    There is a German song about Niki Laudas mother :D

  • Müder Hund
    Müder Hund 11 days ago +1

    10:26 you said this perfekt

  • jeff bob
    jeff bob 11 days ago

    But hats off to the test drivers

  • Sanii_official
    Sanii_official 12 days ago

    Living not even 1 hour from it😎

  • Steven C. Owen, Jr.
    Steven C. Owen, Jr. 12 days ago

    The comedic repetitions and animated sidebars are cute at first, but after a while I'd enjoy just facts.

  • Noble Six
    Noble Six 13 days ago

    I agree with james may... We should have bombed the ring

  • Nidhip Naik
    Nidhip Naik 14 days ago

    Up to speed on Maserati!

  • Vince
    Vince 15 days ago

    i hate to play on nurbugring on racing game

  • Paul V
    Paul V 16 days ago

    Do EBISU next!

  • Lodeon
    Lodeon 17 days ago

    You guys should do a niki lauda episode

  • BooMz N BladeZ
    BooMz N BladeZ 17 days ago

    6:15 note to editor, how the dude spoke it is how its pronounced in portuguese... so take that attempt to humiliate our dude and shove it right up your...

  • Krishnu 03
    Krishnu 03 17 days ago +1

    Die Grüne Hölle:
    The Gruune Olle

  • Sad Toast
    Sad Toast 18 days ago

    Missed Lord of the RINGS joke here

  • Max Power
    Max Power 19 days ago

    I feel blessed beeing able to drive there early afternoon after work, to drive a few rounds in the Grüne Hölle with my E46

  • Leon Kohlmeyer
    Leon Kohlmeyer 19 days ago

    0:20 Man kennt ihn, die grüne Olle.....😂😂

  • Nate Lindberg
    Nate Lindberg 19 days ago

    If I dont get to hit that track b4 i die, i will kill myself... wait that doesn't work. 😂

  • SoNotASaleenFan
    SoNotASaleenFan 20 days ago

    I call the Nurburgring the "Lord of the Death Rings"

  • lukilinixD
    lukilinixD 20 days ago

    „Für alles über 8 Minuten auf der Nordschleife ziehe ich keinen Helm auf!“

  • Kevo 17
    Kevo 17 21 day ago

    Sabine is basically the german stig uh?

  • fanghicheck
    fanghicheck 21 day ago


  • David Tonislavov
    David Tonislavov 21 day ago +2

    11:02 Gold.

  • Tomas T
    Tomas T 21 day ago

    does 1000+ laps in most of the sims together makes me addicted?:D ..

  • Andrew Sun
    Andrew Sun 21 day ago

    You guys should do an up to speed on Niki Lauda

  • Fynn Bitz
    Fynn Bitz 21 day ago

    I love your german ^^

  • Cody Miller
    Cody Miller 21 day ago

    My dog is named Sabine after her

  • MoistNugget545
    MoistNugget545 22 days ago

    Do brathurst!!!

  • Lucas Schmidt
    Lucas Schmidt 22 days ago

    The Germans have had to rebuild their economy from the ground twice in the last century and they still have the strongest economy in Europe

  • André
    André 24 days ago

    My favorite track to race on on GT SPORT!

  • Jaime Wong
    Jaime Wong 24 days ago

    Do a video about AYRTON SENNA dude!!

  • abaya sugen
    abaya sugen 24 days ago

    Dub Dub 2 lmao

  • reggie anora
    reggie anora 24 days ago

    Hey james when u get 3 1/2 mil subs i'd like to challenge u to drive at the nurburgring

  • Sean Miller
    Sean Miller 25 days ago

    That treaty of Versailles that you Talk about is part of the reason that Hitler even came into control. Maybe we should not punished an entire nation for something the leader did...

  • Joe Malonski
    Joe Malonski 25 days ago

    Always an informative hoot.

  • Luca Krgr
    Luca Krgr 26 days ago

    great video and everything in 👍🏼
    greetings from Germany!

  • Sven Kerkhof
    Sven Kerkhof 27 days ago +2

    I have a tip for your German pronunciation: you say the German “z” as the English “tz”

  • Normylife
    Normylife 27 days ago

    dont worry. your german is fine. I nearly shit myself after i jumped my shitty daily a pflanzengarten. Anothertime i spinned out too... that was fun xD

  • Khang Tang
    Khang Tang 28 days ago +1

    Does a unicycle be allowed

  • Markie
    Markie 28 days ago

    A Manual Dodge Challenger Hellcat, that’s a whole wet dream for me

  • BoludoSinHuevos
    BoludoSinHuevos 28 days ago


  • Lake X Steven
    Lake X Steven 28 days ago

    Donut Media another race course that is fascinating to view is the Embassy Bristol Grand Prix. Formula One Tunnel Race Boats raced between the concrete walls at the Bristol Docks in Bristol England. American & European race drivers competed there for the York trophy.
    Now because of drivers lost of life at Bristol, and the high speeds of the F1 race boats, the race is no longer. Just history as one of the most dangerous (if not the dangerous) race courses that F1 boats ever raced at.
    This race course and the world champions which competed there, deserve a media publication, like yourself' at Donut Media, to showcase this amazing venue of motor sport racing. I was there in 1973 to witness the thrilling event.

  • Mr. Polo
    Mr. Polo 29 days ago

    You invest twice the time, but watching this man at .5x speed is absolutely fabulous! Lol
    Then, once you get a bit over it, you change it to 1.25x ... gold! Lol

  • Jake Mcewen
    Jake Mcewen Month ago

    So I have wanted to visit Germany for a long time. This seems like a great excuse to make it over that way.

  • Johnny Caldwell
    Johnny Caldwell Month ago

    Either a Nissan GTR R34 or Corvette C6 ZR1

  • Filipe Santos
    Filipe Santos Month ago +2

    6:13 Funny enough, that's how you say "Portuguese" IN PORTUGUESE!

  • aaron sempa
    aaron sempa Month ago

    Truck grand Prix wow

  • zx ien
    zx ien Month ago +1

    My gran turismo 4 memories came back. This track is so hard tbh

  • Aperture mich
    Aperture mich Month ago

    Now i want that old ring in gran turismo!! More deathtrapy, sharper corners and Trees. That's the track version of road Group B.

  • Patrick Bateman
    Patrick Bateman Month ago

    i only drive the nordschleife

  • Viranjith Tilakaratne

    Lol touristenfarten...

  • Julian Schmidt
    Julian Schmidt Month ago

    I am German your german is not so bad 👍

  • Shreyas Sriram
    Shreyas Sriram Month ago

    The pronunciation is on point

  • Jan Binnendijk
    Jan Binnendijk Month ago

    No offence taken on your German.. you got "Quiddelbacher" right.. i've been there a couple of times, and a "touristenfahrt" is something every petrolhead on the planet should do at least once..

  • Joshua MacBeath
    Joshua MacBeath Month ago +1

    Guys, please do a video on the Isle of Man TT

  • User996
    User996 Month ago

    why the hell do you do that shit while talking? just tell us interesring information

  • Kurt Sudheim
    Kurt Sudheim Month ago

    Not sure if it was your accent, or you were doing a bit (like hearse purrs), but to pronounce aluminium (with an i), it's: alum-in-YUM

  • see opal
    see opal Month ago

    great information, it's just a little off putting from a fat justin beiber

  • Aaron Dylan
    Aaron Dylan Month ago

    Dab Dab two? Seriously? Lol!!

  • Tyrese John
    Tyrese John Month ago

    Damn, props to Germany for paying damages for 2 world wars and still being able to become the beautiful country it is today

  • Chris Celino
    Chris Celino Month ago

    Monte Carlo please

  • Odemba
    Odemba Month ago

    Nice shirt, show should now be called bagel or crepe

  • The Hugh Farff Channel

    I rolled a wrx there

  • Juan Marco Giangaspero

    Do peugeot for the frenchies

  • Asamz
    Asamz Month ago +3

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

    • Kurt Sudheim
      Kurt Sudheim Month ago

      As soon as he started talking about the car co.s setting up shop there, I immediately thought of jm's hatred of this hellish land (cause tbh I agree with him... on the normal cars being developed there! Not the track, still love that)

  • RMC Boys Varsity Vollyball team 2019-2020

    daytona or indianapolis next

  • Stephen Mininno
    Stephen Mininno Month ago

    Rip artton senna

  • Scott Slaughter
    Scott Slaughter Month ago

    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 Month ago

    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 Month ago

    What about the Red Ring of Krasnoyarsk?

  • david hany
    david hany Month ago

    Can you do an uts on laguna seca

  • Alex Dore
    Alex Dore Month ago

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