Formula Driver Destroys Snowy Nürburgring, Mocks Your Feeble Skills

Article by Rick Jensen (Turboguy). Video courtesy of FormulaSpy.

Pansies who complain about driving in snow, amirite? Oh no, your underpowered, all seasons-wearing sedan is sliding a bit after a light dusting? You know they built that understeer in from the factory so you wouldn’t kill yourself, right?

Revv goes WOT in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, so cold weather driving’s in our blood. Damn good thing too, cause your junk better be wired tight before heading up I-70 in the cold. If you’ve never dodged falling boulders and angry bears, you’ve never really lived. Or nearly died.

So the next time some high-risk knucklehead starts bitching about powderized motoring, show him this clip of a Formula racecar owning the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a couple inches of the white stuff.

At the controls is Andy Gülden, the head instructor at the Nürburgring driving academy. The Formula car is rear drive and the temp is near zero—so he feathers the throttle and dials in about 13 miles of opposite lock to tame the beast. Fantastic.

Look, we love all-wheel-drive STis and Evos like our own children, and depend on them big time in Mile High country. But this guy just tamed the snowy Nordschleife with a RWD racecar. And it’s time for all of us to up our game!


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Rick Jensen (Turboguy)

Rick's a Turbo Buick and EFI GM nut who was born in Nebraska, then reborn on the mean streets of Queens, NYC. Spent high school and college wrenching and racing before moving to NYC and spending 13 years as the editor-in-chief, editor, and writer for some of America's best automotive magazines, websites, and ad agencies. Favorite moments include running low 10s in my Turbo Buick, Exposing GM's weak-assed early CTS-V drivetrains, road racing Corvettes and Camaros, and doing high-boost launches to make my kid laugh.
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