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The Veritas Nurburgring Built: Nurburgring, West Germany, from 1952 to 1953
After the failure of the original Veritas model, Ernst Loof decided to try again, and by the beginning of 1952 he had established himself at a little workshop at the Nurburgring racing circuit, where he proposed to build what were effectively updated versions of the 1949-1950 models.
These cars, called 'Nurburgrings' were launched in the spring of 1952. The engine, incidentally, even though it had a very complex valve gear arrangement, with tiny pushrods operating rockers to the valves themselves, from the single camshaft mounted high on top of the head casting, was very tunable, and racing units with compression ratios of 12.5:1 were capable of up to 145bhp. On this occasion Loof actually managed to build one or two of the long-wheelbase cars, either in closed or convertible form, but as before the cars were too expensive and too specialised to be produced at the right time and for the right number of people. Less than 20 cars were built, and the operation closed down in 1953.
Engine and transmission: Six-cylinders, in-line, with single overhead camshaft cylinder head. Bore, stroke and capacity 75 >< 75mm., 1988cc. Maximum power 98bhp (net) at 5000rpm.; maximum torque not quoted. Alternative engine for some models, maximum power 108bhp (net) at 5500rpm.; maximum torque not quoted. Five-speed manual gearbox in unit with engine. Spiral bevel final drive.
Chassis: Front engine, rear drive. Separate steel chassis frame, with tubular side- members, and body frames welded up on assembly. Independent front suspension by longitudinal torsion bars, wishbones and (on short chassis models) anti-roll bar. Rack and pinion steering. De Dion rear suspension, by longitudinal torsion bars and wishbones. Front and rear drum brakes.
Bodywork: Separate coachbuilt bodyshells, in several styles, including two-door two_seater sports car, two-door four-seater convertible or coupe, and four-door four-seatersports saloon styles, on three different wheelbases.
Performance: No independent figures were ever published.