Video: Sabine Schmitz in a van on the Nürburgring !: Models, tests, reviews and videos 4

We pay homage again to the German driver Sabine Schmitz with this video of her attacking the Nordschleife in … Ford Transit.

We unfortunately learned last week the death of German pilot Sabine Schmitz, queen of the northern loop of the Nürburgring, the famous Nordschleife. This professional pilot, double winner of the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring, also knew how to unusual challenges. Like trying to complete a tour of the Nordschleife in less than 10 minutes behind the wheel of a Ford Transit van.

Ford Transit diesel

The challenge was launched in 2009 by the Top Gear Great Britain team. Sabine therefore launched an assault on the “green hell” from the top of her headquarters. Transit diesel of only 136 hp. A machine that needs … 21 seconds to complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h ! But in Sabine’s hands, even the bikers had to watch their mirrors …

On the other hand, for this impossible mission of completing the 20.8 kilometers of the Nordschleife in less than 10 minutes, Sabine had to fight. The mechanics also had to improve the aero of this wheeled chest and release ballast, as you will see in this video

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