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Fast German Cars

Fast German car performance statistics taken from Dec 2013. Below are the fastest cars by manufacturer to 60 mph and with the highest top speed:

Audi – R8 5.2 V10 GT, 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph

BMW – E92 M3 GTS, 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 182 mph

Bentley (VAG) – Continental GT Speed, 0-60 in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph

Bugatti (VAG) – Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 255 mph

Lamborghini (VAG) – Aventador LP 700, 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph

Mercedes-Benz – SLS AMG GT, 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph

MINI (BMW) – JCW Coupe, 0-60 in 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph

Porsche – 918 Spyder, 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 214 mph

Rolls Royce (BMW) – Wraith, 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph

Volkswagen – Golf R, 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph

Car Reviews

We have collected some excellent car reviews over the last few months, which provide a real world experience of ownership from real people. The reviews detail the best and worst elements from performance to insurance and repair bills to provide our visitors.

The E36 vs E46 M3 and 930 vs Cayman type reviews are becoming more popular to help our visitors make informed decisions on what aspects of cars will suit their requirements.
Porsche 911 SC
This site is aimed to help those buyers who are not necessarily interested in buying new but still want something exciting, well built with reasonable running costs and minimal depreciation. These are the type of buyers that research the most whether your budget is cash or finance and £5k or £50k.

Please continue the good work and send your reviews to ns@fastgerman.com



M3 Evo II (88), 318 is (96), 328i Sport (98), Hartge Z3 Coupe 5.0l (98), 330i (00), M3 Convertible (99 and 01), M3 Coupe (02), X5 3.0d (06), 335i SE Coupe (07),

SLS AMG (10),


911T (68), 911 Turbo LE (89), 968 Coupe (92), Porsche Carrera S (05), Porsche Cayman R (11) & 911 SC, Porsche Panamera (11),


MK1 Golf GTI (85), Scirroco Scala (91), Corrado 2.0 (94), Corrado VR6 (94),

BMW Ring Taxi

FG has a team of 14 driving to Nurburg for the German F1 and 125 Years of The Car. After seeing an Article on Pistonheads about the BMW ring taxi, I thought it worth checking the availability on F1 weekend noting the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife are seperate circuits.

Although we may not see this M3 used as the Ring Taxi
E92 M3

We may see something like this

Response back from BMW Ring Taxi shows they plan a month at a time but the line up does not include an M5 or M3 for March: 

Dear Mr. Neil,

I’m sorry but in the moment I have only dates for March, but at the beginning of April we become more info for the next few months. We will are going to drive this year with the following vehicles:
Porsche 911 Clubsport 997 (415) price 349,- € Euro incl. 19% VAT or
MINI John Cooper Works (211 PS), price 195,- € Euro incl. 19% VAT

Please back at a later at the beginning of april.

Best regards
Judith Graeff
Ring-Taxi Team

Am Nürburgring
D – 53520 Nürburg

fon     +49 (0) 2691 9320 – 20
fax     +49 (0) 2691 9320 – 17

mail        ringtaxi@ok-speedmarketing.com
website   http://www.ok-speedmarketing.com

Hartge Z3 Coupe 5.0l

Hartge Z3 Coupe 5.0l V8


Engine: 5.0L (4930cc), V8, 420hp and 520nm

Performance: 0-62 in 4.5 and 190 mph

Time owned: 02/2007 – Current

Valuation: £50,000 in 2010

Mileage: 65,879

Parts/Servicing costs: BMW rates

Insurance: Approx £800 fully comp for a 30 year old with 5 years no claims

History: New price when Hartge sold it in 2001 was 120.000 euros in Germany and 160.000 euros in the Netherlands (incl. BPM). I’m the third owner, Herbert Hartge was the first, I have also the German road papers and TUV and of course Dutch road registration, still the only real Hartge as a brand ever registered in NL.

Hartge Z3 Coupe 5.0l V8 Full Review