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Porsche 911 GT3 Nearly Crashing In the Rain Is a Lesson in... German Swear Words

We usually bring you plenty of racetrack accident or near-crash footage while working to exploit the educational side of the featured drivers' errors - you could say that those people crash their cars so you don't have to.
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Well, when it comes to the piece of track action you can find in the video at the bottom of the page, the most striking lesson might have to do with German swear words.

And no, NSFW language is not okay, but we can cut the guy some slack - after all, he was in the middle of a slide that saw the Porsche 911 GT3 around him heading straight for the protection element on the side of the track.

Interestingly, the electronic nannies seem to be on, but this doesn't stop the hefty rear bias of the 997 generation's weight distribution to send the tail dancing.

This seems to be an aquaplaning case and while we can see the PSM (Porsche Stability Management) dashboard light flashing, electronics that act on individual wheel braking and cut the gas have no power when overly serious traction issues send a rear-engined machine spinning.

And white the rear end of the GT3 might have been adorned with a few scratched, this extreme episode didn't lead to any serious damage. Come to think of it, this should be one of those cases when it will all buff right out.

Nevertheless, you shouldn't rush to conclusion and demonize the Neunelfer. In fact, we've recently shown you an example that saw a new Audi R8 V10 Plus aquaplaning on the Nurburgring. It all seemed like the electronics were the ones that brought the mid-engined supercar back in line, but not before the driver got to experience unintentional stunts that were nearly as intense as the full oppo episode that awaits you behind the "play" button.

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