Polo GTI Rolls Over in Nurburgring Crash, Door Still Closes Perfectly

Ever wondered what a Polo GTI looks upside down? Well, one decided to show its undergarments after crashing at the Nurburgring.
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Photo: screenshot from Youtube
These amateur track days are a great way to unwind and blow some steam. However, every other day, somebody has a serious crash at the Nordschleife. The recovery people must be making a fortune!

We don't yet have a video of the crash itself, which is a shame - rollover accidents are rare. But the aftermath is cool too.

So we are apparently dealing with the 2016 models here, based on the design of the wheels and the fog lights. That means that under... on top of that hood is a 1.8-liter TSI turbo engine that's good for 192 PS.

The Polo clearly hit the wall on its right side, since the suspension is shot and there are dents all over.

The recovery process itself is also damaging the car, as they drop it back onto its suspension. We can't say for sure whether this is a write-off or not. But between the front shocks, arms, front fascia, roof and headlights, this Polo has seen better days.

If we add the cost of the re-paint and the potential for expensive chassis repairs, this could be a €10,000 fix. As you know, regular car insurance doesn't cover racing. So unless the owner covered himself for track use on his GTI, he might be crying right now.

Also, we need to consider that the barrier needs to be fixed, and the recovery team paid, which is probably another €1,500.

The amusing part of the video is at the 1:30 mark when one of the men in yellow jackets closes the right door. Even though the roof is bent to hell and there's a strap in the way, the door closes with a rewarding "thud" sound. The power of German engineering.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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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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