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BMW M4 DTM Driver Augusto Farfus Laps Nurburgring in 6:14, High-Fives Passenger

We've shown you tons of Nurburgring laps, some of which ended better than others. However, the one we're about to show you today is not just about the driving itself, but also involves other activities the man behind the wheel was doing while flying from one vibrator to another.
BMW M4 DTM Driver Augusto Farfus Laps Nurburgring in 6:14, High-Fives Passenger 4 photos
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BMW M4 DTM Driver Augusto Farfus Laps Nurburgring in 6:14, High-Fives PassengerBMW M4 DTM Driver Augusto Farfus Laps Nurburgring in 6:14, High-Fives PassengerBMW M4 DTM Driver Augusto Farfus Laps Nurburgring in 6:14
You know, basic stuff such as high-fiving your passenger while you hoon a DTM racecar around the Ring. The trick is that we're dealing with BMW factory driver Augusto Farfus here, so lapping the Nordschleife is some sort of daily commute in the company car for the athlete.

As for the time mentioned in the intro, Augusto flew the M4 DTM from Bridge to Gantry in 6:14, but there are a few things we need to mention.

First of all, a machine with 480 hp (when the air restrictor is present) that tips the scales at 2,600 lbs (1,180 kg) and delivers tremendous levels of downforce can probably go round the Green Hell quicker than that.

In fact, you can feel the driver isn't gunning for any record, since he's not taking things to 11 out of 10 all the time. For one thing, he slows down on multiple occasions, as if willing to let himself filmed by a mysterious invisible camera.

Heck, the sheer idea of having a passenger in the car is enough to take away the thought of giving the stopwatch a thorough beating.

As for why the DTM driver chose to play on the Green Hell, the stunt was used for promoting Shell Helix oil and we're pretty sure this is one piece of footage we'll remember for a while.

As for the kind of cornering moves you can learn from this piece of footage, keep in mind they work best when used in all-out racecars such as the animal we have here.

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