When a Pack Of Hot Hatches Roasted a Mclaren 650S Spider on the Nurburgring

Like most things in life, going round the Nurburgring at an astounding pace follows a simple recipe. All you need is a decently quick car, as well as tons and tons of dedication and practice.
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A small group of Nordschleife aficionados have understood how it all works, so they followed the plan. The first step was to tune their hot hatches: we're talking about the contemporary Renault Megane RS and SEAT Leon Cupra, some of the most capable examples of the genre, despite their front-wheel-drive limitations.

As for the kind of tuning these compact machines received, we're dealing with a moderate approach, one we recently discussed when showing you how such a machine can lap the Green Hell is 7:32, given the traffic is uber-light.

These drivers already had serious knowledge of the Green Hell, so they started chasing less experienced supercar drivers out on the track, developing a thing for showing the exotic machine drivers how it's done.

We like to call these hot hatch drivers Ring Wolves and we're here to show you their latest adventure.

The pack, which included a pair of Megane RS units and a Leon Cupra, came across a McLaren 650S Spider during one of their recent 'Ring stints. The driver of the Woking machine seemed willing to play, so the chase began.

The front-wheel-drive go-fast machine eventually one-upped the 641 hp (650 PS) supercar, but the process was not without its issues. From one of the Meganes dropping out of the race due to an engine issue to an overtaking on the right (a safety no-no), you won't have trouble spotting these moments, especially since most of them are marked with fullscreen emojis.

P.S.: Yes, the McLaren's air brake does ruin the central rear-view mirror visibility, making things a bit more difficult for the 650S driver.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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