"A legendary 24-hour race where you run continuously on the most grueling circuit in the world."
The Nürburgring 24h Endurance is an event in Gran Turismo 4, held at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit, partially based on the actual 24 Hours of Nurburgring event. At 24 hours, it is the longest single race event in the game, tied with the Circuit de la Sarthe 24h I and Circuit de la Sarthe 24h II. It also holds the largest single race prize pool (See Prize Structure)
The aim of this endurance race, rather than to complete a set number of laps in the fastest time, is to complete the most complete laps within the 24 hour period. The race ends at the end of the first lap completed after the checkered flag falls (24 hours + 1 lap).
Winning the Nürburgring 24h Endurance is one of only two ways in Gran Turismo 4 to own the Formula Gran Turismo race car (the other being to complete the game to 100%), arguably the best car in the game in terms of acceleration and handling.
This chart lists all possible AI opponents that can appear in this event. The "Lap Interval" column shows how many laps the opponent will stay out on the track before pitting in.
|Car Name||Power (BHP)||Weight (kg)||Lap Interval|
|Nissan FALKEN☆GT-R Race Car '04||493||1360||5|
|Abt Audi TT-R Touring Car '02||463||1080||6|
|Audi A4 Touring Car '04||453||1080||6|
|BMW M3 GTR Race Car '01||429||1120||5-6|
|Chaparral 2D Race Car '67||407||771||6|
|Opel Calibra Touring Car '94||414||1040||4-6|
|Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI '93||414||1010||4-5|
|Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5 - 16 Evolution II Touring Car '92||372||980||4-6|
|RE Amemiya AMEMIYA ASPARADRINK RX7 (JGTC) '04||295||1100||8|
|Autobacs ARTA Garaiya (JGTC) '03||308||1125||6-7|
|Subaru CUSCO SUBARU ADVAN IMPREZA (JGTC) '03||301||1100||8|
|Toyota WEDSSPORT CELICA (JGTC) '03||295||1050||7|
|Toyota SUPERAUTOBACS APEX MR-S (JGTC) '00||299||1125||7|
|Nissan C-WEST RAZO SILVIA (JGTC) '01||295||1150||6|
|Spoon S2000 Race Car '00||310||1050||8|
Prizes for Finishing Position
- 1st Place: Cr. 1,200,000
- 2nd Place: Cr. 500,000
- 3rd Place: Cr. 300,000
- 4th Place: Cr. 150,000
- 5th Place: Cr. 120,000
- 6th Place: Cr. 100,000
Successful completion of the Nürburgring 24h Endurance awards the player with:
- Due to the limitations of the PS2, although the event takes place over the course of 24 hours real-time, neither the weather nor the time of day changes during the race;
- This event only takes place on the Nordschleife section of the track. The current real-life 24hrs of Nurburgring also includes the Grand Prix section of the circuit.