Revo Volkswagen T5 Smashes Nurburgring Van Lap Record [Video]
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Powered by a twin-turbo 2.0-liter diesel engine provided by Transporterland from Lydney, the Revo-prepped Volkswagen T5 set an impressive "Bridge to Gantry" time of 9 minutes and 57.36 seconds. According to Revo, other modifications added to the 220 BHP Volkswagen T5 van include a Bilstein B14 coilover kit, Team Dynamics alloy wheels and Dunlop tires.
The previous record, which was achieved on the Top Gear TV Show three years ago, stopped the clock at 10 minutes and 8 seconds. A "Bridge to Gantry" lap is approximately one mile shorter than the full Nurburgring track.
"I have been asked to drive many vehicles around the Ring, but I have to say, Revo’s request to pedal their van was one of the more leftfield and exciting. The thing is an absolute hoot, and surprisingly nimble and compliant. It’s all a bit of fun really, but I’m delighted that we managed a full lap of the Nordschleife in under 10 minutes. I’d love to see what we could do on a clear track!," said driver Dave Lomas.
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