Subaru Impreza WRX STI Nurburgring Crash Looks Like Brake Failure Horror

Subaru Impreza WRX STI Nurburgring Crash 6 photos
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Given the toughness that brought the Green Hell nickname of the Nurburgring and the kind of velocity values those that lap it reach, any Ring crash sounds like a disaster. However, certain Nordschleife accidents are scarier than others and we're here to talk about one that can easily give an aficionado a hard time even through the screen.
We're talking about a Subaru Impreza WRX STI that met the guardrail in a dreadful manner. To be more precise, the corner that saw the Scoobie crashing is no stranger to such shenanigans. Alas, it looks like this was a mechanical failure rather than the usual driving error.

Judging by what we can see in the footage depicting the crash, it looks like the rally-bred machine could've experienced a brake failure.

First of all, the rate of deceleration (just before the crash) looks surprisingly small. And while this problem could be generated by the odd line of the car, we can't say the same about what happens after the STI meets the metallic element on the side of the crash.

We can see the driver swinging the car from one side to the other and generating a spin in order to bring it to a halt - this takes place on the grass, with the maneuver proving effective.

In fact, the only kind of situation we can think out that would be as severe as this in terms of Ring dangers involves a fluid spill. And, unfortunately, the Ring is no stranger to such episodes.

P.S.: If you happen to be in a rush, you can find the said Subaru crash at the 3:34 point of the video below. However, this is a compilation of Nurburgring accidents and fails, so the rest of the action in the clip is also worthy of your time.

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