The Nurburgring’s Touristenfahrten days allow for the public to pay a toll and lap the infamous German racetrack in whatever they please. Naturally, this attracts some odd cars. From Volkswagen Eurovans to Ford Raptors and London black cabs, you can really see it all at The Ring’s public days.
One of the strangest things we’ve ever seen at The Green Hell, however, is a Fiat 500 with an extremely narrow rear axle. The car is what Germans call an ‘Ellenator’ and it’s purpose-built for getting around EU licensing rules. The narrow rear axle means the car is classified as a three-wheeled vehicle, which allows drivers aged 16-years or older to get behind the wheel. The displacement is limited to 1.2-liters at the largest and the engine must produce no more than 20 horsepower.
While the Ellenator was only built to teenagers get around using something safer than a motorcycle or scooter, thedriver in the video above wasn’t going to let that put a damper his Touristenfahrten fun. He bravely lapped the little 20 horsepower Fiat around the racetrack with much faster vehicles passing him as he went along, but we’re sure he’s not concerned about his speed. He’s just there for some fun, and who’s to fault him?
Check it out in the video above.