My RingTaxi lap: 7:43 in a Porsche 911 GT3! Porsche 911 GT3

Imagine driving the Nürburgring Nordschleife on the perfect line every corner. Imagine doing that in a new 991 Porsche 911 GT3. It’s got to be as close to motoring heaven as we can get here on earth.

Then, imagine if that was your day job.

If your name is Theo Kleen you don’t have to imagine it because it is your day job. Theo is well known to the Nürburgring community either as a racing driver or as the guy who rents you a car to fulfil your dreams.

Theo and Heide have been running RentRacecar for over 10 years and now, along with Dale Lomas, they’re the team behind the new venture.

BMW’s stranglehold on the RingTaxi business is over and you are the winner because now you can do your passenger lap in a Porsche 911 (GT3 or Turbo S) or a BMW M6.

I was lucky enough to experience the Nürburgring at stupid fast speeds in a 911 GT3. Well, stupid fast is an unfair description because Theo only ever planted his foot flat to the floor when he knew it was safe to do so. He always kept an eye on the traffic ahead—when you’re a pro at the wheel of a GT3 there is nothing faster than you—and only overtook the slower cars when he could, either by way of clear track or if the slower driver had indicated and moved to the right and making space for our GT3 rocket ship to blast by.