This Must Be the Slowest Nurburgring Lap You’ve Seen: Trolling In a Zastava

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From Top Gear’s James May to your neighbor who’s sick and tired of the harsh ride on his new car, many have tried to poke carmakers for placing the Nurburgring on a pedestal. Nonetheless, we may have come across the coolest from of protesting about the over-glorification of the Nordschleife.
The footage above reveals what may just be the slowest motorized lap or the Nurburgring, in case somebody didn’t decide to record themselves while lapping the ‘Ring while riding a chainsaw. Oh yes, ladies and gentlemen drivers, we are are dealing with trolling here.

The time, 15 minutes and 20 seconds speaks for itself and we’ve even got some... racing drivers excuses. Apparently, the track was really busy and the four-speed manual gearbox worked more like a 3.5-speed transmission, restricting access to fourth at times.

Just yesterday we were talking about a piece of communist metal and here we are, back on the topic. The car in which this trick was pulled is a Zastava 101. Built during the communist era of Serbia (which was part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia at the time), this is an adaptation of the FIat 128, a car designed in the 60s.

To put it shortly, the lap was completed with what had remained of the Zastava’s official 55 hp and, if you have the patience for it, you can watch it below.

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