The image of an M5 blitzing the Nurburgring, with the back end stepping out to generate high levels of adrenaline came to an abrupt end in March this year, as the company that runs the Ring Taxi, OK Speed Marketing, confirmed that it will not enter the battle to thrill customers using M5s this year.
This fact has not changed as the machinery given the responsibility of tackling one of the world’s most difficult road circuits was put to pasture. In its place came a brand spankin’ new E90 M3 sedan in bright white and donning logos for BMW’s Driving Experience racing school, according to the connoisseurs of... everything when it comes to this particular car - M3Post.
Performing the task of making your hair stand on end will be instructors from the BMW Driving Experience program, though that’s been the case most of the time in the past, as Schmitz was only available for Ring-Taxi duties infrequently.
Unfortunately, it means that, as you might expect, Sabine Schmitz is no longer the ring taxi driver, a position that earned her titles like “Queen of the ‘Ring” and “World’s Fastest Taxi Driver”. After lapping the Nurburgring more than 20,000 times, it’s safe to say Schmitz still probably knows the track better than anyone else in the world.
Just don’t ask her how many times she’s crashed if you want to feel safe with putting your life in her capable hands!