The Nurburgring Nordschleife has been modified following a deadly crash that took place last year to enhance safety, but that doesn’t mean crashes aren’t going to happen anymore.
What appears to be the first one following the reworked circuit’s opening involved earlier this month a great looking Nissan Skyline GT-R. Since the tourist season has been opened on the famed track, fans of the legendary German circuit are now allowed to use it with their own personal cars. One unlucky owner was driving his black Nissan GT-R R34 when disaster struck – as he lost control of the vehicle in a right corner – reports though are stating that both the driver and passenger have remained unharmed following the rather severe crash. After you see the footage with the black Japanese racer you may also want to check out the second video, which depicts another accident – this time lighter – that happened on the same day and was also caught on camera. The latter involved a second generation Volkswagen Golf and a Porsche 911 GT3 (991).
By the way, as we told you earlier at the end of last month, speed limits on the Nurburgring were axed as the VLN Endurance Championship started on April 2. The circuit now has been modified with new retaining fences and a host of other track enhancements to eliminate bumps in the road surface. Fans willing to lap the ‘Ring in their own car will need to shell out $33 (€29), while four laps in one hour cost $119 (€105). The season pass will set you back $2,155 (€1,900).