Shocking New Footage Shows Nissan GT-R Smashing into Crowd During Nurburgring Race

Shocking New Footage Shows Nissan GT-R Smashing into Crowd During Nurburgring VLN Race 1 photo
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We're not a hundred percent sure we're supposed to be showing you this. Youtube has already taken the next video down because it's too violent. But people need to know what really happened at the 'Ring and that motorsport is always going to be more dangerous than football or boxing.
This new footage of the infamous Nissan GT-R Nismo crash at the Nurburgring emerged the other day and was captured by Automobilchannel. As we've mentioned, Youtube has banned it, but some copies still exist, and so does this Facebook version. You can see how violently the Nissan cartwheels over the wall, smashing into the crowd. This left one man dead, and several others seriously injured.

On March 28th, 2015 the number 23 Nissan GT-R GT3 driven by Jann Margenborough went airborne at Flugplatz. Not only did the race have to be stopped, but the German motorsports federation has banned all cars from the GT3 class from racing there. This has placed the 24-hour endurance race in May under serious jeopardy.

The Nurburgring has always been about cheating death and doing a flying lap through the trees. It's one of the most complex and unforgiving tracks on the planet, where at least 70 people have died, according to most sources.This legendary German track echoes back to an era where motorsport was a white-knuckled experience.

Footage shot in 1955 emerged a few days ago, where despite 84 fatalities (mostly spectators) during a Le Mans disaster, the race was continued. The official statement was that this was done in order to prevent departing spectators from crowding the roads and slowing down ambulances.

Automobilchannel has pledged all proceeds from this clip will go to the family of the victim and so do our condolences.

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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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