Audi TT RS Has Extreme Nurburgring Crash, Almost Turns into a Golf

Yes, we know, when a car as sweet as the Audi TT RS has a serious crash, using a title such as the one above is a strike below the belt.
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And yet we couldn’t help but imagine this TT becoming a Golf after we saw its four-ringed badge flying away. And with the now-flattened front and rear ends, even the profile of the sportscar is one step closer to its distant cousin.

Sure, the Audi TT RS and a Volkswagen Golf R don’t even have the same number of cylinders, but the car itself isn’t even that important here. That’s because most machines would’ve shown a similar behaviour if driven that hard into a corner.

Judging from what we can see in the videos below, the driver of the TT RS carries way too much speed into the bend. Once the man realises that, he seems a bit in a hurry to lose that speed, with the back end stepping out under deceleration.

From this point on, the driver does seem to do things by the book, but, unfortunately, he doesn’t manage to get the Audi back in line. For instance, he doesn’t slam on the brakes once the back end slides, as most novice drivers would. In fact, he pulls some serious countersteering, but that TT just won’t listen anymore.

Given the polycarbonate racecar-style window on the driver’s side, this TT RS is not on its first lap of a track. So we might be dealing with an experienced driver who made a late braking mistake.

The inevitable happens, as the car has an extreme encounter with the protection element on the side of the track. Nevertheless, given the initial momentum of the Audi, the crash could’ve has much more serious consequences for the machine. And if the first clip below is focused on the TT RS, the second shows us a series of events (this crash included) that took place on the 'Ring over the weekend.

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