Just for farmers: Claas Xerion 5000 laps the Nurburgring

Claas Xerion 5000
Photo by: Hans-Dieter Seufert

The answer to a question no-one asked…take Germany’s most powerful tractor, the Claas Xerion 5000 to the Nurburgring and see how quick it can lap the Green Hell.

The name sounds like it belongs to a supercar. But the Claas Xerion 5000, if the photos haven’t already  given it away, is a tractor. Sure, it’s Germany’s most powerful tractor but it’s a tractor nonetheless.

And that gave German motoring publication, Auto Motor und Sport the idea of taking it to the Nurburgring. And why not. With a stonking 387kW and 2600Nm of torque the numbers are impressive until you factor in the weight. At 16.5 tonnes this is no lightweight. And, it’s a tractor.

And with a top speed of just 50km/h it was never going to break a lap record. Indeed, even travelling at top speed for the entire 20.6km, the tractor was always going to be looking at a lap time of around 25-30min. Watch the video to see how it went…oh, and it’s all in German. We love this.

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