Nürburgring For Sale: True Love Can Be Yours For Only $170 Million
Guess who’s buying the 100 Corners’ Nürburgring Circuit?
Map of the Nürburgring. All photos from nuerburgring.de
Every automotive nut is familiar with the Nürburgring race circuit in Nürburg, Germany: 13 miles, more than 100 turns, and a 1,000 foot elevation change from its highest point to its lowest make the “Green Hell” the test track du jour for automakers looking to boost their sporting credibility. When manufacturers aren’t renting out the daunting road course, civilians can show up in whatever car they please, and for the reasonable sum of $33.50, race on what is arguably the most famous track in the world. Although the Nürburgring rakes in roughly $80 million per year, the track had racked up $500 million in debt and underwent a government-structured bankruptcy beginning last year. The upside to all of this is that the Nürburgring is now on the market, and the new owners don’t have to worry about all the old debt. Bidding…
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