In the past, cars were judged heavily by their 0-60 mph sprints, their quater-mile times and their top speeds. Those figures are still important, but a Nürburgring lap time is the ultimate metric. Why? This German circuit is arguably the most difficult in the world. All video verified, here are ten of the fastest cars to ever lap the 'Ring. For now.

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS – 6:47.3

Porsche let the Lamborghini Huracan Performante hold on to its lap record for six months, before obliterating it by nearly five seconds. Apparently, the GT2 RS broke the Lambo's record on its first laps, but Lars Kern set the final time. Astounding for a rear-wheel drive, rear-engine car.

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Lamborghini Huracán Performante – 6:52.01

Thanks to a radical new active aerodynamic system and 640 horsepower, the Lamborghini Huracán Performante is one of the quickest production cars to lap the Nurburgring. It's 28 seconds quicker than a standard Huracan, which is by no means, a slow car. Lamborghini's even got the data to back up this astonishing time.

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Porsche 918 Spyder – 6:57.00

For four years, the Porsche 918 Spyder held the Nürburgring production car lap record, before being dethroned by the Huracan Performante. The 918's blistering time was a result of an 887-hp hybrid drivetrain, with an electric motor on the front axle, providing incredible grip.

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Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV – 6:59.73

The Aventador LP 750-4 SV is the lighter, hardcore version of the standard Aventador, which can still run a 7:25.00 at the 'Ring. Additional aerodynamic tweaks to the car's body make it even more slippery through the air, and extra power from its 6.5-liter V12 helps too. It's astounding that something this big is so damn quick.

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Dodge Viper ACR -7:01.3

The Dodge Viper ACR never ran the sub-7-minute lap everyone hoped it would, but it still worked its way into the history books. It's the quickest manual-transmission car ever at the track. And it went much faster than any other American car.

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Nissan GT-R NISMO – 7:08.68

The GT-R may be old, but you probably couldn't tell given the crazy performance of the near-600-hp NISMO. This car gets more power than the standard GT-R as well as a host of chassis and tire upgrades–all of which is good for a big improvement over the standard 2015 GT-R's 7:19.10.

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Mercedes-AMG GT R – 7:10.92

At a recent test by German magazine Sport Auto, the Mercedes-AMG GT R more than lived up to its nickname, the Beast of the Green Hell. Amazingly, the GT R probably has more to give too, since this wasn't a full factory-backed test and there was some traffic during. Mercedes-AMG is also working on an F1-powered hypercar that promises to take the overall Nurburgring lap record away from Lamborghini.

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Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR – 7:12.13

A track car ill-disguised as a road car, the last-gen Viper SRT10 ACR is powered by an 8.4 liter V10 that makes 600 hp. A race-ready carbon fiber front splitter, rear wing, and adjustable racing shocks all add to the car's track prowess, once made it the fastest American car to ever lap the 'Ring. Of course, the final ACR blew its time out of the water.

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Porsche 911 GT3 (991.2) – 7:12.17

The latest Porsche 911 GT3 may be on the bottom half of this list, but don't forget, it's the least powerful car here by a significant margin. It managed to shave an impressive 12.3 seconds of its predecessor's time, despite only bringing 25 more horsepower to the party. Watch the lap here.

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Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - 7:13.90

Chevy hasn't released an official Nurburgring lap time for the Corvette Z06 yet, but Germany's Sport Auto set a blistering time in one anyways. The fact that you can buy a Z06 for around the same price as a base 911, yet it's nearly as quick as a GT3 is impressive.

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