Porsche 911 Race Car Rolls Violently at Nurburgring
Driver walks away without a scratch after Porsche race car disintegrates during brutal Nurburgring crash.
The video above comes to us from the Eifeler888 – Nürburgring Nordschleife & Rallye Channel on YouTube and it features one of the most violent Porsche crashes we have ever seen. This footage was captured during a race in the VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring, with this horrific crash taking place on the legendary Nordschleife circuit.
As you can see, the car was destroyed, but the driver walked away, in their own words, “without a scratch.”
The crash in the video above only takes about eight seconds from the time that the Porsche GT3 race car came into view already on its side to the point where it came to rest on its roof. We don’t know for sure what happened, but it looks like the driver may have turned in too early and clipped the grass on the inside of the turn. In any case, whatever happened got the car up off of its wheels and on side, and as the car got into the turn, it began to tumble side-over-side.
That initial roll as it crossed the track was harsh, but the most violent portion of the crash comes when the Porsche 911 GT3 race car hits the outside wall. At that point, the car tumbles hard with parts flinging off as it rolls along the tires and the emergency catch fence.
After a total of what looks to be 9.5 hard barrel rolls, the 911 GT3 comes to rest on its roof, leaving behind it a sea of smashed parts with other race cars swerving to avoid the carnage.
The Driver Speaks Up
There is no information about the driver in the video description, but YouTube user John Shoffner posted to state that he was the man behind the wheel for this insane crash. He walked away without any harm even as the car was completely destroyed, showing how sturdy of a race car the 911 GT3 is during a violent wreck.
“Hey Eifeler888 – I’m the driver. Nice catch on the vid. Thanks for being there. Any chance I can get some stills from that? BTW – I’m fine, not a scratch, but my face filled with blood from the spins, they were horrific. Everybody- buy a Porsche!!”
The videographer also got some great sound of the crash, so crank up your speakers and marvel at the destruction of this crash, knowing that the driver of this Porsche walked away without injury.