We offer the best Rental Race Cars for the Public Driving Sessions on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Whether it is Touristenfahrten (Tourist Driving) or your next Track Day at the Nürburgring we can help! We aim to exceed your expectations and to make your trip to the Nürburgring the best experience possible. Drive any one of our Track Prepared Cars and you will have the time of your life!
We want to make your holiday in Nürburg a time to remember! We can also assist with recommendations for Hotel Bookings, Dining, Nürburgring Nordschleife Circuit Guidance (Coaching) and everything else you can think of!
For over a decade we have offered the perfect Rental Cars for many types of Driver Experience on the Nordschleife Circuit. Please look at our Cars and Prices, and also have a look at the Ring Opening Times so you can better plan your holiday to Germany. Once you have done this feel free to use our Online Booking Form or send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great day!
The Nürburgring Nordschleife opens regularly for public driving sesssions. Normally these are weekday evenings and all day on Sundays and holidays.
In addition to these public sessions for normal traffic, there are also private trackdays. These are private events, open to limited numbers. Typically you will find one or two events per month throughout the season.
We offer two rental packages:
Those are the only differences.
Our Arrive&Drive-Packages are the easiest and most convenient way for your Nurburgring self drive experience. All you have to do is to come to our shop, sign the rental agreement and take the keys for your rental car.
We will take care of that as well as for providing the Nordschleife lap tickets included in the chosen package. The prices for all our packages as well as all other rental tariffs are listed here.
The timings should be given to you when you've finished booking your car. But normally it looks like this:
Always keep an eye on the opening times as they can often change with no warning. We don't control the opening times.
We provide a map on our website.
Just type in this address to your GPS-device:
Burgstrasse 1, 53520 Nürburg.
We are located in the heart of the Nurburgring: In Nurburg, a bit less than one kilometer away from the main entrance to the Nordschleife (Doettinger Hoehe).
Nürburg or Nürnberg? Every month we deal with one or two customers who have gone to Nürnberg (Nuremberg). This is approximately 400kms and 4-hours of driving away from us. Nürburg is a small village with a massive track around it. Nürnberg is a massive city with a small street-circuit built at the old Nazi parade grounds. Don't be confused.
Public transportation. The trains will only get you as far as Ahrbruck (from the North) or Mayen (from the East). These stations are still over 20kms away and the bus services are sporadic at best. Ahrbruck is a very small station in a small village and it might be hours before you see a taxi. We always recommend hiring a rental car either from the airport or Köln main station.
Let's be really honest; we know that the Eifel weather can be rubbish. We've seen snow falling in June, we've seen it sunny in December. But there's a normally a pattern, with August being the best month for the weather. April, May and June can all be quite wet with a chance of fog. Same to be said for September and October. From November to March it can snow at any time, or be clear. Or be frozen.
If you then consider the traffic conditions, the number of visitors driving the track and think about how many closures there will be on the average Sunday of public driving, you get a graph like this:
You can take passengers with you on the Nurburgring without registration and without any additional charge. All of our cars have two seats, one driver and one passenger.
We don't sell extra laps in advance. If you drive extra laps you will be charged for them when you return the car. On a basic rental you would pay just for the extra distance. With an all-inclusive you will need to pay for the fuel and lap tickets as well.
The best way to experience the Nürburgring is with a professional instructor on the passenger seat. Whether it's your lap #1 or lap #1000, we have instructors available who can help you get the most from your time on the Nordschleife.
Typical prices are €50 per lap during tourist driving, or €149 per hour on private events.
Coaching is not always possible during Touristenfahrten though. Please give us a call or send an email for further information on prices and available dates.
Our rental prices already include BASIC insurance with an "excess", or maximum liability. This "excess" is your liability, your responsibility.
Maximum liabilities with BASIC insurance package:
Suzuki Swift: €8000
BMW 125i & MINI: €10,000
Important: Nürburgring barriers, charges and recovery are NOT covered in the standard, BASIC, insurance.
Maximum liabilities with PREMIUM insurance package:
Suzuki Swift: €4000
BMW 125i & MINI: €5000
The PREMIUM insurance package covers Nürburgring barriers, charges and recovery inside the excesses listed above.
IMPORTANT: We ask for your excess payment up front, as a "kaution" or deposi, to be held on a credit card while you're driving.
If that sounds harsh, consider the following points:
Yes, you can! We currently offer one right-hand drive MINI Cooper S.
Please make sure to specify during the booking process that you wish to rent a right-hand drive car. Perfect for drivers from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and more! (Right-hand-drive means the STEERING WHEEL is on the right side of the car)
The minimum age is 21 years. Drivers must have held their license for 2 years.
Please note: The german road traffic regulations specify that the minimum age for children sitting on the co-driver seat is 12 years or a minimum hight of 1,50 meters. Our Nordschleife rental cars do not have rear seats.
On some special dates, we do offer race taxi co-drives during Nurburgring Trackdays and even VLN practice. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the Nordschleife at race speed with a very experienced driver. Please contact us for available dates, prices and further info.
There are three very different situations to talk about here.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The rental is not time dependent anymore. You book a car always per day, regardless of how long the advertised opening time is. This way, you never loose anything and you will never be stressed while renting our car.
Some first-time Nürburgring visitors might think that a 200hp MINI Cooper S is too slow to have any fun on a race track. They're VERY wrong. The MINI is our most popular rental for very good reasons. It's both fast and fun to drive. Experienced 'Ringers and first-timers both love it.
And if that doesn't convince you, here are some more good reasons why you should start with a MINI Cooper S at the Nürburgring:
If you're sensible, accept your own limitations and promise not to try and go too fast, then we might consider renting you a faster car for your first laps. But we'll always suggest the MINI first!
Unlike some other rental companies (with very high insurance excesses, and cheaper cars), it's not interesting for us to rent you a car that's too fast for you.
It is not mandatory to wear a helmet during tourist sessions, though we would always recommend one. Helmets are free to use for our customer, and clean balaclavas are available too.
Helmets are normally mandatory for trackdays though.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, Maestro and Electronic Cash as well as cash payment.
As of 2013, videos cameras have been allowed for personal use. Cameras must be mounted inside the rental car, and we ask that they are mounted safely and professionally!
Please bring your own camera!
This is one reason why we choose to run dataloggers on our cars. If the car breaks and it's not the driver's fault, then we will pay for the recovery and find a suitable replacement vehicle with no charges. If it's the driver's fault (for example mis-shifting and over-revving the engine, or damaging the car on a high kerb) then the driver would have to pay to repair the car, up to the maximum liability in the contract.
Over-revving is only possible on our manual gearbox cars, of which we only have a few. On our automatic and DCT paddleshift cars, it's not a problem.
To be clear, all modern cars have 'rev-limiters' which are systems to kill the spark and fuel, to prevent you accelerating in one gear to too high a speed. Naturally our cars still have this system intact. Without this, you could accelerate in first gear until the engine span too fast, at which point it would catastrophically fail.
"Why doesn't the rev-limited prevent over-revving?"
Because, simply put, people make mistakes. And under the pressure of driving the Nordschleife, surrounded by traffic, driving an unfamiliar car, the mistakes are more common. For example, selecting 2nd gear instead 4th at over 130kmh. This results in the motor turning at around 8000rpm, about 2000rpm above its safe limit.
Fines are collected to pay for the rebuilds and repairs to these motors.
Important note: If you have no practical experience driving with a manual gearbox on a racetrack, please dont try to learn it on this, the most difficult racetrack in the world. Make things easier and safer for yourself with one of our many DCT or paddleshift equipped rental cars.
Whatever you decide to call this racetrack, we have the experience and know-how to meet your needs with more than 15 years of experience and passion.
Every single one of our rental cars are fully modified and prepared for driving the most demanding racetrack in the world!
Each vehicle is supplied with insurance. You can choose the level of cover that you feel comfortable with, from our Basic insurance to our Extra insurance.
Welcome to the Supercar Experience at the Nürburgring Nordschleife by Rent4Ring. With our help you can drive a Ferrari on the 'Ring under expert coaching.
Make no mistakes, this is not a normal 'ring rental. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get your hands on a legendary supercar on the world's most amazing racetrack.
Our package is an all-inclusive experience intended for the sensible and responsible driver. This is not an experience for those hunting laptimes, or wanting to push to the limits of either the car's or their own abilities.
Your package includes:
It's available for either 1, 2 or 3 laps during any of the regular Nürburgring Nordschleife opening times.
You can also contact us directly to apply to drive this car.
Give the gift of driving the Nürburgring this season, with our special Rent4Ring Gift Vouchers.
The Nürburgring Nordschleife is a passion that's made all the better by sharing. For your next visit, why not give your loved one something to look forward to?
Our exclusive Rent4Ring gift vouchers are valid for three years for any of our Nürburgring experiences or rentals.
If you'd prefer to purchase your voucher instantly and online, you can do so through our ECWID shop. We will then process your voucher and post it, free of charge, to your billing address.