Tackling the Nurburgring means you have to be prepared for any potential accident and we've brought along a fresh example of a Ring crash that shows just how tricky the infamous German track can be.
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This crash involves a C5 incarnation of the Corvette. Truth be told, the C5 has gained plenty of traction lately, since it's still fresh enough to be competitive, albeit with the help of light aftermarket mods, while its price has reached the sweet spot that allows a large number of aficionados to enjoy the thing.
Returning to the shenanigan we have here, the crash took place in the Brunnchen 1 corner, so it shouldn't come as a surprise. That's because this is a twist that catches many Ring novices out.
We can see the 'Vette losing the tail while tackling the bend, with the rear end sliding violently. While the driver pulled a swift countersteer maneuver, he wasn't able to keep the machine from fully rotating.
And it didn't take long before the slab of America reached the metallic element on the side of the track. Fortunately, the crash was a light one, so we probably can't talk about any injuries, while the damage sustained by the Chevy was light. So yes, the driver of the Corvette can consider himself lucky.
Now, before you reach for that "play" button
Those of you who happen to be in a hurry should know that the 'Vette moment mentioned above can be found at the 5:52 point of the video below. And that's because we're looking at a Nurburgring action compilation. Then again, the rest of the clip is also worthy of your attention, since it's packed with Green Hell action. For instance, you'll also get to a Volkswagen Golf near crash, so yes, there were luckier drivers on the track that day.
In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist. Full profile
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