BMW 3 Series Racecar Has Nurburgring Crash, Completes 360 Spin Like It's Nothing

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Schwedenkreutz is the kind of Nurburgring corner that can have a devastating effect on one's car and we're not talking about tire wear here. This bend often catches drivers out before it even begins and the generous entry speeds can lead to brutal accidents.
The freshest example of this comes from the footage at the bottom of the page, which shows us an E36 BMW 3 Series, one of the easiest rear-wheel-drive performance paths that lead to extreme Green Hell sensations, having a spectacular crash.

This is one of those cases mentioned in the intro, with the driver of the 3er losing the rear end before the Schwedenkreutz entry. The Bimmer entered the corner sideways, heading straight for the barrier on the inside of the track.

The BMW got a massive... nose job, but the spectacular part is the one that followed the plastic metallic surgery - the car kept spinning, completing an eye-catching 360-degree spin as if nothing had happened.

Keep in mind that we're not talking about your junkyard-lifer 3er. This BMW seemed to be in a sweet shape, having been turned into a racecar and thus packing goodies such as a performance suspension and a rollcage.

The final part of the clip allows us to zoom in on the front of the 3 Series. While plenty of elements were twisted or torn apart, the engine compartment damage doesn't seem to be the extreme kind, so we can add this to the positive side of the story, which already involved the driver reportedly (Ring gossip) walking away without a scratch.

This crash-stunt reminds us of the Schwedenkreutz massive drift-accident we showed you yesterday. For those of you that missed it, we'll mention that involved a considerably more expensive machine, namely a first-generation Audi R8 V10. The driver of the supercar also went sliding, but on the outside - we'll stop the spoilers here, as we don't want to ruin the story.

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