There’s a reason why the Nurburgring is often referred to as the ‘Green Hell’. The “green” part refers to the fact that it’s surrounded by a dense forest, and the “hell” to it being extremely dangerous and unforgiving should you make even the tiniest mistake.
The good news is that modern cars are better equipped to handle high speed impacts, resulting in less casualties when something goes awry. This Porsche Cayman GT4 is no different, absorbing the force of that initial hit like a champ. Still, as the driver can attest, things could have been much worse.
You can read about his experience briefly in the video’s comments section, where he mentions that he managed to walk away uninjured, despite being a bit dizzy right after getting out of the car. While vehicles may have gotten better at dealing with accidents, the human body hasn’t, so a shunt can easily result in injury – or worse.
The crash took place back in March during the VL1 season opener, and was caused by the Cayman’s driver carrying too much speed while exiting that left-hand corner.
Had he been travelling at a lower speed, he might have been able to avoid crashing hard in the left guardrail after initially nudging the right-hand one. But 20/20 hindsight is a wonderful thing – thus, we digress. In any case, it’s good to see that no one was hurt after all.