Snow Storm Hits Nurburgring, Supercar Laps Look Surreal

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This weekend wasn't your average Nurburgring Touristenfahrten (tourist days) adventure. Oh no. The infamous circuit kept switching between its usual Green Hell state and a... White Inferno status, as a snow storm hit the 'Ring on Sunday, April 24.
For the participating drivers that like to keep an eye on what happens in the racing world, this probably didn't come as a total surprise - the title must've been reserved for the snow that shook the Six Hours of Silverstone earlier this month. As it turns out, global warming, not British weather, is to blame for all the slippery time track many drivers, be they pros or amateurs, have to face this year.

However, since many 'Ring tourists don't necessarily fall into the category described above and with amateur track days obviously lacking pit crew assistance, the cars had to face the weather's caprices while on winter tires.

As a result, most of the resulting soundtrack was comprised of tire noise, with engines being treated milder than during their break-in interval.

Even so, there were enough drivers who decided to stick to the plan, thus allowing spotters to record pieces of footage such as the one below. The clip is almost surreal, for instance showing a guy fighting the weather in a 930-generation 911 Turbo. You know, the Porsche that has the "Widowmaker" nickname.

Weather conditions changed throughout the day, so there was also dry tarmac to be enjoyed. Those of you who are not in a hurry can check out the second video below, which gives us a more complete idea of what Nordschleife-lapping drivers had to deal with yesterday.

Guess this isn't exactly the 2016 season start Koenigsegg was hoping for, with the Swedes aiming to set a lap record in the One:1 this year. Angelholm might have just found a driver for the job by now...

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