Try Not To Cry As This Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Crashes At The Nurburgring

With its difficult turns, unrelenting length, and brutal crash barriers, the Nurburgring is a cruel mistress and has claimed many cars throughout the decades. We can now add this Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 to the list of vehicles to crash at the circuit.

The American pony car was lapping the circuit during one of the days when it was open to the public. However, the driver of the German-registered Mustang didn’t have the driving skills to match the GT350’s performance.

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Footage of the crash shows the Mustang entering a fast left-hand corner with far too much speed. The driver misses the apex of the turn by at least six feet and immediately runs wide. As the tires of the Mustang scream in agony, the car understeers off the circuit, crosses the grass, and smashes into a crash barrier on the edge of the circuit.

This was perhaps the driver’s first time around the famous German racetrack and an unfamiliarity with the corner may have been his downfall. Footage of the incident also suggests that he froze when the car started to understeer and was too slow to react to try and prevent a crash.

Fortunately, the driver wasn’t injured in the incident but the same cannot be said about the car. Due to the impact, the front left corner of the Mustang has suffered a significant amount of damage with the wheel appearing to have taken the brunt of the crash’s force. The side airbag was also deployed and circuit staff were forced to remove and replace a piece of damaged guard rail.

 

  • Matthew Daraei

    Try not to cry? I just laughed at it!

  • Kash

    Must be the first time a Mustang crashed into something other than a crowd. (and yes, I know, its an overused joke)

    • Bash

      I know right! lol

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      It’s just a Mustang in its natural habitat doing what it’s best at.

  • jc914

    LMAO more like it.

  • performante

    Just Mustang things

  • ErnieB

    Ego was more damaged than the car.. being a mustang fan I find this to be very sad, but definitely repairable..

  • jason wu

    One less Mustang to be scared of on the road.

  • Six_Tymes

    that sucks, sure, but the driver is OK. and, i only cry when i see E46 M3’s crash

    • jez zza

      same here !

  • robotlogic

    From what I’ve seen on the Discovery channel I thought Mustangs love running through grass and scratching themselves on hard immovable objects.

  • Mr. EP9

    Living up to the stereotype I see. Sucks about the GT350, though.

  • Knotmyrealname

    “Try not to cry…”?
    Try not to laugh more like…

  • Kagan

    Looked like he didn’t turn or Mustangs do not like to turn.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    I don’t understand whether it’s an understeering problem or whether he didn’t steer properly. I see the first two cars cornering at higher speed in a very swift manner, with no hesitation. The Mustang comes loose on a wrong trajectory, steers a bit then i see a suspension wobbling then the car goes off road. Really strange. Looks like the driver doesn’t know what he is doing.

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