Too Close For Comfort: An Out Of Control Porsche at the Nürburgring

Article by Anthony Alaniz. Video by HPDxxx.

The Nürburgring is one of the most dangerous racetracks in the world and it has claimed numerous lives of race car drivers over the years. But what makes the track so unique is that it’s not only used as a road for passenger cars, but also, on track days, almost any car can go out and tackle the monster.

During these open track days, cars crash all the time. Cocky drivers who’ve driven the car in countless video games feel confident about their professional driving skills—sadly those rarely transfer over to the real world.

In this video, which is just under a minute long but will take your breath away, a Porsche 911 comes careening in front of a car missing it by inches before plowing into the guardrail, sending crud out onto the track surface.

The crash happens just after a small hill and before the Schwedenkreuz section. The video description says the camera car was on the descent at about 200 kph. You can see the driver lock up the tires as he tries to avoid hitting the clearly out of control Porsche 911. The 911 then slid across the track to the other side before coming to a rest. The couple in the car kept driving, the area not safe to stop and help.

This video is testament that anything can happen on the track in a moment’s notice, especially on the Nürburgring.


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Born and raised in southeast Michigan. Chose to stay out of necessity. Staff writer at a small community newspaper covering city government, the schools and whatever else happens in town. J-school graduate from EMU, weekend mechanic, car enthusiast and open-road connoisseur. Open to all invites of hospitality and adult beverages.
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