Nurburgring Car Rental 2024 – Discounted ‘Ring Track Cars

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

Nurblife Nurburgring car rental

Nurburgring car rental is a great option for drivers looking to experience the best 13 miles of tarmac in a track prepared performance car.

In this article I’ve  listed all of the companies offering dedicated track car rental for the Ring, plus a discount code to save you some money. Plus I give a few tips on things to look out for when booking your Nurburgring hire car.

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Why rent a car at the Nurburgring?

There’s a few reasons why Nurburgring car rental may be a good option for you:

  • If you are flying in to Germany from overseas and want to get behind the wheel yourself on the Ring, then hiring a dedicated track prepared car from one of the companies listed below is the best option.
  • Your own car may not be suitable for track driving. The Ring is the most demanding circuit in the world and even one lap can take its toll on your car. Most standard cars can’t deal with the abuse. Nurburgring track rentals have already had their brakes and tyres upgraded for the Ring so are a smart way to go.
A BMW M2 Competition Nurburgring car rental from RSR
  • You want to drive something faster than normal. Want to rent a BMW M3, AMG or Ferrari at the Nurburgring? You can do that. But if you’re new to the Ring I wouldn’t recommend going for a big power car, instead start with something low powered and grippy like one of the Suzuki Swifts from Rent4Ring.
  • You don’t want the insurance liability and risk. All the Nurburgring car rental companies below will have full third-party insurance, so in the event of an accident you will not have to cover third party costs (such as damage to other people’s vehicles). You will, however, still have to cough up for barrier damages. And you will also have to pay a pretty large damage excess on the car – more on this below.
3 Suzuki Swift rental cars from Rent4Ring

Can I just take my avis rental on the ring?

No. Do not be tempted to take your standard hire car you just picked up from Avis, Hertz, Europcar or one of the many other road car hire companies on to the Ring. Doing so will invalidate the insurance you have through the hire car company.

Whilst there’s nothing physically stopping you doing it, most hire cars are now fitted with GPS trackers. So if something were to happen and you were to damage the car on the Ring then they could see you’d been thrashing their brand new 1.2 Polo around the Green Hell. They’d invalidate the insurance (as per the contract you signed when you hired the car) and hold you personally liable for the car repair costs. Not worth the risk. 

There is also a story of someone taking their Hertz rental for a sedate lap of the Ring without incident or damage, only to be slapped with an additional fine of over 1000 Euros upon returnng the car. Hertz had found out the car had been on the Ring and invalidated their insurance, even they did no damage. 

Is Nurburgring car rental available for tourist driving or track days?

Both. Most of the providers below have options for Nurburgring car rental on either Tourist Driving days or private track days. Check out their pricing options and you’ll see that the costs will differ slightly between the two.

Some car rental packages (usually the more expensive ones) will come with a free ring taxi passenger lap, driven by a Nurburgring pro in one of their faster cars. These are usually incredible experiences and completely rearrange your perception of just how fast you can go, so bear this in mind when looking at booking.

How much does Nurburgring car rental cost?

When looking at car hire options there are a number of different costs to consider:

  • The car hire itself. This is usually a per-lap price for TF, or sometimes a per-KM price for track days. Prices are either basic (just the car hire) or all-inclusive (with lap tickets and fuel).
  • The collision excess. Hopefully this is one you won’t have to pay. Every car you hire will come with this, it’s the maximum amount you can (and probably will) be charged in the event of an accident (it’s usually up to roughly 50% of the car’s value). Make sure you are fully aware of what this cost is, and whether you can afford it, before you pay for a Nurburgring car rental. 
  •  Lap tickets to drive during Touristenfahrten. On tourist driving, basic car rental packages won’t include the cost of individual lap tickets. In this case you also need to add on the price of a lap (30 Euros weekday, 35 euros weekends).
A Tesla Model 3 Performance Nurburgring rental car from Ringfreaks going over a jump on the Nordschleife
  • Track-day cost. If you are attending a track day with your rental car, you also need to add the cost of registration on the track day to your overall spend. See our post on Nurburgring track days for a list of providers and everything you need to know.
  • Extra drivers. Some of the companies listed below will allow two people to drive the car for no extra cost, but any more than that and there may be a supplementary fee. Always check before booking.
  • Instruction. Some of the Nurburgring car rental companies require you to drive your first lap with one of their instructors, usually for an additional 50 Euros or so. Check before booking.
  • If you decide to flout the Nurburgring drifting rules and return the rental car with no rear tyres, there might be an additional conversation to be had.
The interior of a a Tesla Model 3 Performance track car from Ringfreaks with a rollcage and bucket seats
  • Armco barrier damage costs. Whilst you will be insured for third-party damages to other driver’s cars, you will not be insured for any damage you cause to the barriers or other Nurburgring track infrastructure.
  • Additional insurance. Some of the rental companies offer an additional level of insurance for an extra fee, to either reduce the damage excess you pay (sometimes by up to 50%) or by covering armco barrier damage costs up to a maximum amount. For an extra couple of hundred Euros this could end up saving you thousands, so worth enquiring about.
  • Fuel. Some companies offer all-inclusive packages which include fuel costs, others don’t. If you need to bring the car back with a full tank check out our list of Nurburgring petrol stations. Or if you hire the Tesla for the day from Ringfreaks then maybe you need to give it some juice between laps – if so check out our list of charging stations near the ‘Ring.

List of Nurburgring car rental companies

I have compared all of the companies currently offering rental cars at the Ring and listed them below. As a comparison I’ve looked at the price of 2-laps of tourist driving in their cheapest car.

Some companies offer basic laps (fuel and lap tickets excluded), some only offer all-inclusive laps. For all inclusive laps we are assuming 60 Euros for 2 lap tickets, plus 25 Euros for fuel for 2 laps, so 85 Euros extra.

Race Car Rental by MEISER

Cars for rent:

  • Suzuki Swift Sport
  • Hyundai i30N
  • BMW E36 325i
  • BMW E90 325i NLS race car
  • BMW G20 330i VLN race car
  • VW Golf GTi Performance
  • Porsche 911 (991) GT3 CUP

Cheapest 2 laps of TF: Suzuki Swift Sport – 125 Euros (plus fuel & laps)

Suzuki Swift Nurburgring Race Car Rental Meiser

Nürblife

Cars for rent:

  • Renault Clio 4 RS
  • VW Scirocco GTS
  • BMW E92 330i
  • Golf GTI Performance Pack
  • Golf GTI ‘Nurbspec’
  • Seat Leon Cupra 290 ‘Nurbspec’
  • Hyundai i30N Performance
  • BMW M2 G87

Cheapest 2 laps of TF: Clio 4 RS – 198 Euros (plus fuel & laps)

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RingToys

Cars for rent:

  • Renault Clio RS200
  • Renault Clio RS200 race car
  • Honda Civic Type R FK2
  • Hyundai i20N
  • Renault Megane 275 Trophy
  • Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

Cheapest 2 laps of TF: Renault Clio RS200 – 139 Euros (plus fuel & laps)

Renault Clio RS 200 rental car from Ringtoys driving on the Nordschleife

GDL Racing

Cars for rent:

  • BMW 325i E90
  • BMW 330i E90 
  • BMW 325i E90 Race car V4
  • BMW 330i F30 Competition car
  • Ford Fiesta ST Mk7
  • Renault Megane RS

Cheapest 2 laps of TF: BMW 325i E90 – 145 Euros (plus fuel & laps)

A BMW E90 325i track car available for rent on the Nurburgring from GDL Racing
Ringspeed Motorsport

Cars for rent:

  • Ford Fiesta ST150
  • Nissan 350Z
  • Audi TT 3.2 Quattro
  • BMW E46 M3
  • BMW F82 M4
  • BMW Z4 3.0si Race Car (trackdays / race only)

Cheapest 2 laps of TF: Ford Fiesta ST150 – 149 Euros (plus fuel & laps)

A Ford Fiesta ST150 track car from Ringspeed Motorsport
Ringfreaks

Cars for rent:

  • BMW E90 325i
  • BMW E90 330i
  • BMW F30 328i
  • VW Golf GTi
  • Tesla Model 3 Performance

Cheapest 2 laps of TF: BMW E90 325i – 159 Euros (plus fuel & laps)

A BMW E90 325i Nurburgring car rental from Ringfreaks does a jump on the Nurburgring Nordschleife
Apex Nurburg

Cars for rent:

  • BMW 230i
  • VW Golf GTi
  • VW Golf GTi CS
  • Seat Leon Cupra 300
  • BMW M2
  • BMW F82 M4

Cheapest 2 laps of TF all-inclusive: BMW 230i / Golf Gti – 300 Euros (does include fuel & laps)

N-rent

Cars for rent:

  • Renault Clio RS200
  • Alfa 155 V6
  • Suzuki Swift Sport
  • Seat Leon Cupra
  • BMW E46 330ci
  • VW Polo GTi TSi

Cheapest 2 laps of TF: Renault Clio RS200 / Suzuki Swift – 169 Euros (plus fuel & lap tickets)

A Renaultsport Clio RS200 Nrent hire car on the Nurburgring Nordschleife
EVN Ring Rentals

Cars for rent:

  • Seat Ibiza Cupra Stage
  • Renault Megane 4 RS Trophy
  • VW Golf GTI
  • Seat Leon Cupra 300
  • BMW M2 Clubsport
  • BMW M2 Competition Clubsport
  • BMW E92 M3 Clubsport
  • Porsche 911 Carrera S 997.2

Cheapest 2 laps of TF all-inclusive: Seat Ibiza Cupra – 260 Euros (does include fuel & laps)

Two Seat Ibiza Cupras from EVN Ring Rentals driving on the Nurburgring Nordschleife
NeedforRing

Cars for rent:

  • BMW E36 328i
  • Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy
  • Audi TT DSG

Cheapest 2 laps of TF: BMW E36 328i – 180 Euros (plus fuel & laps)

A BMW E38 328i rental car from Needforring in a bold paintjob on the Nurburgring
Ring-bros

Cars for rent:

  • Ford Fiesta ST150
  • Honda Civic EK
  • Ford Focus RS AWD
  • BMW M2 Competition

Cheapest 2 laps of TF: Ford Fiesta ST150 –  105 Euros (plus fuel & laps)

Nurbugring car rental with Ringbros in their BMW M2 and Ford Focus RS
RSR Nurburg

Cars for rent:

  • Ford Fiesta ST X
  • Hyundai i20N
  • Hyundai i30N (auto)
  • VW Golf R Mk8
  • BMW M240i (F22 & G22)
  • Renaultsport Clio RSR Edition
  • VW Golf R Revo Edition
  • BMW M240i RSR Edition
  • BMW M2 RSR Edition (F87 & G87)
  • BMW M4 RSR Edition (F82)
  • Porsche Cayman RSR Edition (718)
  • BMW M2 Competition (F87)
  • BMW M2 (G87)
  • Porsche Cayman GTS 4.0 (718) 
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 (718)
  • Porsche Spyder (718)
  • Porsche GT3 (991.2 & 992)
  • Porsche GT3 RS (991.2 & 992)
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 RS (718)
  • VW Golf R – Hand controls
  • BMW M2 – Hand controls

Cars for rent:

  • Ford Fiesta ST X
  • Hyundai i20N
  • Hyundai i30N (auto)
  • VW Golf R Mk8
  • BMW M240i (F22 & G22)
  • Renaultsport Clio RSR Edition
  • VW Golf R Revo Edition
  • BMW M240i RSR Edition
  • BMW M2 RSR Edition (F87 & G87)
  • BMW M4 RSR Edition (F82)
  • Porsche Cayman RSR Edition (718)
  • BMW M2 Competition (F87)
  • BMW M2 (G87)
  • Porsche Cayman GTS 4.0 (718) 
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 (718)
  • Porsche Spyder (718)
  • Porsche GT3 (991.2 & 992)
  • Porsche GT3 RS (991.2 & 992)
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 RS (718)
  • VW Golf R – Hand controls
  • BMW M2 – Hand controls

Cheapest 2 laps of TF: Fiesta ST / i20N – 200 Euros (plus fuel & laps)

RSR Nurburg i20 N rental car
Rent 4 Ring

Cars for rent:

  • Suzuki Swift Turbo (awesome cars)
  • Mini Cooper S
  • BMW 125i Stage 2
  • Toyota Supra
  • Alpine A110S

Cheapest 2 laps of TF: Suzuki Swift Turbo – 218 Euros (plus fuel & laps)

3 Suzuki Swift Turbos from Rent 4 Ring in the Karussell on the Nordschleife
Biggarage

Cars for rent:

  • Renault Megane R
  • BMW M235i
  • BMW M2
  • BMW E92 M3
  • BMW F82 M4
  • Porsche Cayman S
  • Porsche 911 GT3 991
  • Lamborghini Gallardo
  • Lamborghini Huracan
  • Ferrari 458

Cheapest 2 laps of TF: Renault Megane RS – 219 Euros (plus fuel & laps)

A yellow Renaultsport Megane RS 265 exiting the Karussell on the Nurburgring Nordschleife

RingTaxi Nurburgring Car Rental

Cars for rent:

  • Porsche Cayman 718
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 – 718
  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS – 991

Cheapest 2 laps of TF all-inclusive: Porsche Cayman 718 – 549 Euros (does include fuel & laps)

Cayman 718 Rent Race Car Ring Taxi Rental
Jaco’s Paddock

Cars for rent (all FIA-spec road legal race cars):

  • BMW 125i (F21)
  • BMW 228i (F22)
  • BMW 325i (E90) – LHD & RHD
  • BMW 330i (E90)

Cheapest rental: Half-day (5 laps) in a BMW 125i – 695 Euros

A BMW 125i race car from Jacos Paddock on the Nurburgring Nordschleife

Alex Gassman

I‘m Alex. I write F1 and motorsport travel guides based on my experience as racing driver and full-time motorsport nerd. I’ve traveled the world watching F1 and other racing series.

I started oversteer48 with the aim of helping other motorsport fans who are planning on watching some racing themselves.

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felipe

Thanks for the article. Why so few mercedes benz for rent?

Nore

Once when I did the Scuderia course for a few days at Nürburgring, Mercedes was there to let us try their GTS and GTR cars… on paper, I think it was weaker than my 720s, but oh boy I just had none of the control I was used to. Before I knew it, I ran out of track and was suddenly in the gravel, and I thought I was being careful. I have never even been close to go into the gravel in the mclaren, but in the Mercedes I slid out second lap lol 😂 scary machine!

Jan

Great post compiling it all togheter!! Congratulations!
I’d just take the Big Garage out as I believe it’s a scam.

Stephen

Any update on this? Why is it a scam. & was interested in using them.

Marijn

was BigGarage not from Mischa who owns Apex now?

Last edited 1 year ago by Marijn
Chad

Thanks for such a great site and all of the insight. Do any of the renters offer 4-seat rental cars?

Chad

Thanks for the tips! If I confirm any 4-passenger rentals I’ll share it here.

NürbLife

Hello Chad,
At NürbLife we have a Leon Cupra 290 with rear seats, plus semi-slicks, track brakes and lightweight wheels! 🙂

Stephen

What’s the best way to get to the Nurburgring? Renting a normal car and driving there? Any tips?

Honda Contract Hire Offers

Nice post, really helpful information. Thank you for sharing this one!

bob

I’d like to see someone making a Taycan (and a Ioniq 5 N once they come out) available to take on the ‘ring.

Marais

Hi! Does anyone have e36/46 RIGHT HAND DRIVE cars for hire?

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