1993 Citroen AX 14D diesel laps Nurburgring in 9:55

Here’s a video that proves you don’t always need outright power to be quick on the track, or even to have fun on the track. The driver has apparently been attempting to achieve a sub-10-minute lap at the Nurburgring in his 720kg 1993 Citroen AX 14D diesel for seven years. He managed it in 9:55 using just 39kW of French front-wheel drive muscle.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.