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Audi R8 V10 Plus Has Brutal Nurburgring Crash, Gets Its Face Ripped Off

Superstitious car aficionados might come to believe the Nurburgring has something against the 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus, with more and more examples of the German mid-engined machine getting threatened by the Green Hell.
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However, the logical explanation for the second-gen R8's current range-topper getting up close and personal with Nurburgring barriers has to do with the full numbers market arrival of the supercar.

Regardless, we're here to show you the latest R8 V10 Plus Ring episode, one that unfortunately involves a pretty serious crash.

Unlike in most situations when we bring you a Nurburgring crash, the accident we have here hasn't been caught on camera until the impact took place, so we could only speculate on how the driver lost it. Speaking of which, we're glad to report the guy behind the wheel is okay.

Then again, the Foxhole section that ate the V10 beast alive doesn't need any special reason to claim a supercar. Thankfully, the mid-engined nature of the R8 meant the 602 hp (make that 610 PS, you metric system aficionados) heart of the car stayed safe.

Alas, we can't say the same about the nose of the uber-Audi - it's enough to check out the damage on the Nurburgring barrier to understand how serious the impact was.

The 7:34 video below is worth your undivided attention, as it brings tons of action from Saturday's Nordschleife session, but if you're in a hurry and want to jump straight to the R8 moment, you'll find that at 4:45. Oh, and by the way, the recovery of the speed demon is just as painful to watch as the impact itself.

And since we don't want you to start your week with in a bad supercar mood, we've also added a second video below. Having been captured earlier this month, the footage also shows a 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus driver losing control on the Nurburgring, but being saved by the electronics.

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