Ford GT Has Nurburgring Crash in The Wet, The Lesson Here Is Simple

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When you drive a no-electronics supercar such as the first-generation Ford GT, hitting the Nurburgring is the kind of adventure that requires 101 percent concentration at all times, even when it doesn't seem you're going fast enough for things to get out of control.
Well, it seems like the driver of the GT in the piece of footage at the bottom of the page learned this the hard way, bashing his machine against the protection element on the side of the track.

We can see the Ford GT losing the rear end as the car exits a bend - since we can only rely on the average-quality soundtrack to guestimate what the driver was doing with the throttle, we can only suppose he came off the gas too abruptly.

At first, it might seem like the soaking wet condition of the track would make a good excuse. But the downright vicious weather is only normal when it comes to the Nordschleife. For one thing, if you find yourself at one end of the 12.9-mile (20.8 km) course, you never know what might happen to the sky until your reach the other end.

Returning to the crashed GT, the Blue Oval machine's deceleration abilities were seriously affected by the lack of grip, so the supercar didn't get to kill too much of its speed before hiding the barrier with its left side. Fortunately, though, the initial velocity of the vehicle wasn't too high, so the damage seems to be the superficial type.

Interestingly, the video also allows us to see a BMW 1M Coupe drifting its way through the turn, as well as a Porsche 911 GT3 PDK handling the bend as if this wasn't there.

In fact, we're dealing with a 4:30 clip that has more than one performance driving lesson to offer (Carousel exits, both correct and incorrect are another highlight of the video). Nevertheless, if you're in a hurry, you should jump to the 1:14 point for the Ford GT episode mentioned above.

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