GT3 RS and Lamborghini Huracan Involved in Huge Nurburging Crash
The crash that left two hospitalized and 14 cars damaged late last year is no less terrifying from inside a Porsche.
Remember that crash on the Nurburgring back in November of 2017? The crash happened during the public driving session and involved 14 cars. It all happened because a Porsche 911 GT3 RS blew a coolant hose and spread a slick of coolant across a particularly fast section of the track. Any spill creates a surface with compromised traction, but coolant creates a surface with almost zero traction. At over 100 mph it didn’t matter what was on the track.
YouTuber Sebastian Vittel, not to be confused with F1 driver Sebastian Vettel, was involved in the pile up. He was driving a Porsche GT3 RS (not the one that blew a hose) and was following a Lamborghini Huracan Performante. Vittel is an accomplished driver and had been around the “ring” quite a few times without incident. This time, while following the Lambo, he encountered the slick section of track just as he was overtaking a slower car. We’re pretty sure he’s the orange Porsche from earlier videos of the incident.
Vittel has a few pointers for anyone who wants to take a lap of the famous track. First, never follow too close. Second, never drive at 100 percent when the track is open to the public. Third, wear a helmet. Fourth, make sure your insurance covers you if you drive on the ‘Ring. Fifth, and finally, either drive through and park after a crash, or pull out of the trajectory of the cars that could be coming behind you. The accident was no doubt made worse by people stopping where they shouldn’t have. Though it’s understandable why they did, since it wasn’t a competitive race series, it was a general public session.
Despite the danger, would you drive the Nurburgring? Drop a comment and let us know.