Porsche 911 GT3 RS PDK Rental Crashes on Nurburgring, Delivers Painful Spectacle

When we're talking about a Porsche 911 GT3 RS PDK and the Nurburgring, this is the kind of snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug match (no Beetle pun intended), but what if the Nordschleife gets soaking wet?
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Well, as you'll be able to notice in the clip below, the consequences can be painful - ladies and gentlemen racers, we are sadly here to report a GT3 RS Ring crash.

The accident took place yesterday, with the typical caprices of Nurburgring weather bringing heavy rain to the track. The Rennsport Neunelfer approached the Aremberg corner with a generously-open throttle and, on the straight that leads to the bend, we can clearly see the point when the rear end starts to step out, just as the driver was positioning the car for the entry into the downhill righthander.

The initial loss of control looks like an aquaplaning episode, with the lack of engine noise also pointing out towards this. To us, it seems like the driver has enough track experience to know he had entered a situation where the best outcome would result from cutting one's losses.

As such, the man starts using the car's momentum and the pendulum effect delivered by the rear-engined layout to kill as much of the speed as possible before hitting the guardrail on the side of the track.

With help from the hefty gravel trap on the exterior of the twist, one of the few on the infamous German track, the Porsche manages to hit the metallic element at a velocity that doesn't seem to cause too much damage, at least judging by what we can see here.

In the process, which appears to be pretty much throttle-less until the first impact, the 911 delivers additional drama by throwing gravel at the camera. The again, you'd expect all (Green) Hell to break loose when somebody crashes a GT3 RS, as the Driving Gods become furious.

Unlike the inexperienced Audi driver who recently understeered his way into an Aremberg crash, the guy behind the wheel of the Zuffenhausen machine knows that stopping in the middle of the gravel trap will only make things worse, so he keeps his cool and lets the car exit the area.

Before we end this piece, we have to admit we're extremely curious about the wear of the tires, especially since we're dealing with a 911 GT3 RS rental/Ring Taxi.

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