Hell - the Nurburgring motor racing circuit|
Green Hell - The Nurburgring Motor-Racing Circuit. BBC
Guy Konz's Factory MGBGTV8
is Ferrari Red 0543, originally Teal Blue and formerly owned by Colin Rea
in the UK. The bonnet has two strips of vents
and the bodywork is standard.
Konz working on his V8.
a motor-racing circuit, the Nurburgring Nordschleife is without equal. It was
once described by the famous racer Jackie Stewart as "The Green Hell"
due to the way the road meanders through the local woodland. It is almost certainly
the most feared, most demanding, most awe-inspiring and yet still the most fantastic
purpose-built motor racing circuit in the world. What has given "The Ring"
this status is its sheer size, all 13 miles and 73 bends of it.
member, Guy Konz, says "Im from Luxembourg and during the last
9 years I have owned two Factory V8s. The last one, the red one, is regularly
used during track days on the famous Green Hell- Nordschleife. Other V8 owners
may be interested in taking the passengers seat for a lap in my V8. See
the video on YouTube|
The video has you sitting in the passenger seat
as the V8 pounds round the Circuit gradually building up speed. The sound of the
V8 engine accelerating hard out of the corners and powering down the straight
sections and long bends is sheer joy. It's an exhilarating experience!
says "this is my second V8 and I have it for five years now since I bought
from an enthusiast near Bristol. I havent opened the engine as it works
pretty well producing 164 HP, so I dont know what has been modified by previous
owners. It still has the HIF6 carburettors, but SD1 heads, tubular manifolds and
a competion exhaust from Maniflow. The front suspension is standard with the exception
of a 7/8 ARB and lowered springs. The rear suspension has Konis with AHT 21 leaf
springs and a panhard rod. The wheels are 5.5x15 with normal Dunlop tyres. The
gearbox is standard and the rear axle hast has just been refurbished. The car
really runs well and the handling is excellent. I also use the car on long rally
routes and it still remains comfortable."
Guy adds "you can
find some other videos of mine under guykonz
Register - MG Car Club - the
leading group for MG V8 enthusiasts at www.v8register.net|