Suzuki Swift Sport Nurburgring Crash Shows Terminal Understeer Panic

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The week might have just kicked off, but we'll ask you rewind, as we want to discuss a Nurburgring crash that took place last Monday. As far as Ring accidents go, the one we have here is the simplest one out there.
For one thing, the crash involves a front-wheel drive machine. And no, understeer wasn't the only factor here, but we'll get to that in a minute.

We're referring to a Suzuki Swift Sport and this brings us to the second key aspect here, namely the fact that the thing was a rental car.

When it comes to the bend that saw the spicy compact crashing, we're looking at Brunnchen (bend one out of two), a typical bend for Ring novices to lose control.

As we mentioned in the intro, the adventure took place on August sixth and while the tricky weather often plays a role in such crashes, this wasn't the case, as the track was perfectly dry at the time of the stunt.

Returning to the understeer point we made above, we'll mention that the main problem here was that the driver carried too much speed into the bend.

Thus, the Swift Sport went uber-wide and ended up hitting the metallic protection element quite hard. In fact, the impact saw the driver's side front wheel partially detaching, which led to even more trouble.

To be more precise, the car couldn't brake properly once it bounced back onto the track, which meant it also hit the barrier on the other side, albeit just slightly.

Fortunately, both the driver and his passenger can be seen exiting the vehicle and heading for safety after the vehicle comes to a halt.

If you happen to be in a hurry, you'll find the crash action at the 8:30 point of the video below - we're looking at over twelve minutes of Ring action here.

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