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Update: Nissan GT-R Rolls Over in Hill Climb Accident

Pushing a street car to its absolute limit is a hard thing to do and it comes with inherent risks. Crash at the track and you'll find sand traps and tire walls, but do the same on a mountain road and you're in some serious trouble.
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This next video shows a Nissan GT-R driver going into a corner way too fast. His car eats grass, hits a hill and is sent tumbling and rolling into a ravine. It's not pretty.

There's no information about the venue this is happening at, but we thing it's the Knynsa Hill Climb in South Africa. We found another video from the Renault-sponsored even which shows a number of other GT-R setting off. If you guys know anything or have pictures of the damaged car, we're more than willing to share a hat tip with you.

Update: We've received details from one of our readers. It appears that the GT-R crashed in South Africa, like we said, but not at the Knysna Hill Climb. The incident was actually during the Long Tom Hill Climb in Sabie, a forestry town situated on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The race took place on January 25th and 26th an covered 6.3 km.

"Baard (47), who had also won the 2011 Knysna Hill Climb, crashed his Nissan GT-R on Saturday during the fourth run. There were no casualties and Baard attended the prize-giving ceremony on Sunday to receive his trophy. However, Bouwer Badenhorst, who was to compete in a Mercedes A45AMG, had a fatal accident in Nelspruit the day before," our tipper says.

Hat tip to Ray_AutoCirca

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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