Tweaked and pimped Volkswagen T5 breaks record for quickest van to lap the Nurburgring.
Vans are a rare sight at the Nurburgring. But the ones that do make it Green Hell are pretty awesome. Especially those that set record laps like this fine example of a Volkswagen T5 by Revo. Inspiration for breaking the record came from watching an episode of Top Gear when the Ring’s taxi driver Sabine Schmitz set an unofficial record for the quickest commercial vehicle to lap the Ring in a Ford Transit. Her time was 10.08, and this has been suitably smashed by the T5 that took just 9.57 to make a complete circuit of the Nurburgring – a mile longer than Top Gear’s bridge-to-gantry lap.
Mods made to the 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel van included an ECU remap, Miltek ‘turbo-back’ exhaust system, and a Forge intercooler/oil cooler combo. The result was a boost in output to 220 hp and a “very healthy” amount of torque. Chassis upgrades included a Bilstein coilover kit and Team Dynamics alloys.