Racing around the Nürburgring is high on my bucket list of must do drives. It’s also one of the scariest items on that list. Not because I’m afraid to put my limited driving skills up against the notorious Green Hell (in reality, I am), but more because there is so much that can happen that’s outside my control. Take the unfortunate owner of this Cayman GT4.
Right before the Cayman wrecks, an older BMW E30 series enters Brünnchen, also known as YouTube Corner” for the number of videos and wrecks shot from this location. Unfortunately, for both the BMW and the Cayman, the Bimmer seems to suffer a catastrophic failure causing coolant to spill out on the track. Anyone that’s ever been on the track knows that the only things more slippery than oil is a glycol based coolant. As the BMW does a somewhat graceful one-eighty off-track excursion into the guardrails, a fast moving Cayman GT4 is coming hot into the same corner.
Unfortunately, it looks like the the GT4 driver comes into that corner just a bit too hot and has no way to correct once he hits what we can only presume is the effluent from the BMW. The resulting understeer and skidding drives him directly into the guardrail and then into the waiting sheet metal of the BMW. Let’s hope the driver of all cars involved had track day insurance.