Everyday check with racing driver Christina Nielsen and the
Christina Nielsen was fired up when she heard about our proposal of a special test drive: a day-long drive in the
Since 2015, she has raced in the GTD class at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), the premier American sports car racing series. In her first year, she immediately finished second. In both years after, she was able to secure the drivers' titles. As the first woman in North America.
Her goals remain ambitious. In the long term, she wants to become a
What counts on the circuit: facts. And this is where the
So is it an option for the racing driver? When it comes to sports car genes, it certainly passes the test. But Christina already lives out her passion for racing at the weekend. So her private car must offer more than performance and driving pleasure. Comfort and everyday use cannot be neglected. The fact that the
Aarhus has experienced a real boom in recent years. The city has developed into one of Scandinavia’s creative hotspots. Its universities attract the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, famous Danish and international companies have their headquarters in Aarhus. The population increases year on year. The city’s port has developed into the largest container port in Denmark and can also welcome cruise giants from all over the world. A change which can be seen in the city. Small, cosy, traditional Scandinavian-style houses alternate with modern architecture which represents the new Scandinavia with its clear style. A city that thrives on the power of contrasts. Just like the
It combines loud and quiet, performance and efficiency. While Christina still makes the V8 of the
In Aarhus, this type of mobility has long been part of everyday life. Charging pedestals for electric cars can be found all across the city. Even autonomous driving is no longer a vision of the future. At least in the car park. The driver pulls the car into one of the parking bays and gets out – the rest is performed by robots in the basement. Christina is proud that the Danes are so open to progress. There are no dreamers at work here, but Scandinavian pragmatists with foresight and a clear vision.
To recharge her own batteries, Christina doesn’t need much: a bit of sun, her friends and her mother’s cooking. For the sun – and her career – she moved to Los Angeles. For family, she always comes back to Denmark. Is the
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* The data presented here was recorded using the Euro 6 test procedure (715/2007/EC, 692/2008/EC, 566/2011/EC and ECE-R 101) and the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle). The respective figures were not recorded on individual vehicles and do not constitute part of the offer. This data is provided solely for the purpose of comparison between the respective models. Fuel consumption was recorded on vehicles with standard specification. Optional equipment may affect fuel consumption and vehicle performance. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are not only determined by a vehicle’s fuel efficiency, but also by the driving style and other factors irrespective of vehicle specification.