Nurburgring Bully: Nissan GT-R Driver Nearly Crashes Twice while Blocking Lotus

Be they official or unspoken, the rules that govern Nurburgring Touristenfahrten events are simple and one of the most important ones has to do with keeping left when faster cars aim to pass. So, what happens when somebody in a supercar ignores this? You're about to find out.
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The example we're here to show you involves a Nissan GT-R and a Lotus Exige. The Tourist Days lap kicks off with the British sportscar letting Godzilla pass, but it quickly becomes obvious that having a third of the supercar's power doesn't mean the Lotus is slower on the Green Hell.

Alas, the guy behind the wheel of the Nissan just won't let the Exige overtake him. In the process, the supercar nearly crashes not once, but twice.

With the driver of the JDM delight appearing to follow arcade gaming-style racing guidelines (read: braking in the middle of a turn), he falls for the Ring's Hatzenbach and Adenauer Forst traps. Fortunately, the GT-R's famous electronic nannies prevent the beast from meeting the guardrail.

"It was a last lap Sunday afternoon at 8:50 PM with almost nobody on track except fast drivers. Almost all of the crowd already leaved the Ring. I was hoping for the perfect lap on an empty track we all hope for at the Ring... Then this GT-R was there,"

If you happen to be in a hurry, there's no reason to fret, since all the action mentioned above takes place at the 2:20 and the 3:48 points of the clip.

It's worth noting that, once the Lotus passes the GT-R after the said Adenauer Forst incident, the Nissan is left trailing in the British velocity toy's wake.

As for the squeaky soundtrack of this lap, it all has to do with the stopping hardware of this Lotus, whose setup involves AP Racing rotors and CL RC6 brake pads.

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