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Bullet Ride 03-09-2012 01:17 PM

Man Wants To Build Exact Copy Of Nürburgring… In Nevada
 
This could be sweet...

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Since the greater Las Vegas area only has a copy of Paris, New York, Venice, and alien-occupied ancient Egypt, it's still a good ways away from having a copy of all of Earth's good stuff. Luckily, Bruton Smith, CEO of Speedway Motorsports, is working to fix that, starting with a copy of the Nürburgring.

In this interview on Sirius XM Sports, Smith reveals that he's been talking to "some Germans" about the possibility of creating an exact duplicate of the Nürburgring in Nevada, likely 10 or so miles away from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Smith is very confident he can produce an exact replica, and has been talking to both the Governor and the Nevada Bureau of Land Management, who he's hoping will donate 8,000 acres of land for the project. And why wouldn't they? Nevada has plenty of open dirt without any Nürburgrings at all— this could take care of that situation.

The Nevada 'Ring wouldn't be used for racing, just test track use, though individuals as well as manufacturers could use it.

So what you're saying is that I could be a four hour drive from the Nürburgring, and then moments from $4.99 lobster and the loosest slots in town? Yes, please.
source: http://jalopnik.com/5891398/man-want...ring-in-nevada

///Maluco 03-09-2012 02:38 PM

oh yeah! That would be über awesome.*rockout*

On a side note, I don't think the writer Jason has been in Vegas for some time. The $4.99 Lob$ter meal$ are long gooooone.

BMW_7 03-09-2012 02:47 PM

Did I tell people I'm moving to US? This is reason # 12902

TheMadChigga 03-09-2012 03:30 PM

Wouldn't it made more sense at more wooded area? I'm having a hard time to imagine it in Nevada.

Bullet Ride 03-09-2012 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by TheMadChigga (Post 1552817)
Wouldn't it made more sense at more wooded area? I'm having a hard time to imagine it in Nevada.

By exact copy I think they mean geometrically, not climatically.

E30 Girl 03-09-2012 04:03 PM

This is sick I plan to be in California in the next 5 years so I'll be 3h from Vegas!!!!

davericher20 03-09-2012 04:25 PM

oh snap, when will this be ready 2040?

careless7 03-09-2012 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by davericher20 (Post 1552834)
oh snap, when will this be ready 2040?

Vegas construction crews never sleep, at least on the casinos. I go there every year for SEMA and barely recognize it.

Ambitious but lots of nearly-free land.

Nurburgring should trademark the shape... and then licence it to these knock-offs.

325isdan 03-10-2012 12:08 AM

how he could ever recoup the cost of a track that large?

5style 03-10-2012 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by E30 Girl (Post 1552823)
This is sick I plan to be in California in the next 5 years so I'll be 3h from Vegas!!!!

you and me both, lets split the uhaul, you me and Dave lolz

El Gato Liso 03-10-2012 03:31 AM

http://torontoist.com/attachments/to...20100713xx.jpg

El Gato Liso 03-10-2012 03:32 AM

^^^ wgong thread. drunk, sorry

egye30 03-10-2012 06:35 AM

if this really happens.. we may all have to maxbimmer road-trip it down to vegas for some laps :o

Bullet Ride 03-10-2012 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by El Gato Liso (Post 1552943)

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Originally Posted by El Gato Liso (Post 1552945)
^^^ wgong thread. drunk, sorry

pfffft lmao :D

daytona 03-10-2012 11:39 AM

why not make completely new design track so they get the F1 back into the US..why copy some one design????


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