[VIDEOS] R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R Is the Latest Sports Car to Crash at Nürburgring
Nicknamed the “Green Hell” by racing legend Jackie Stewart, the Nürburgring Motorsports Complex in Germany is no stranger to drama. It is the very racetrack where legendary F1 driver Niki Lauda almost burned to death in a fiery crash back in 1976, and just last year an Audi SQ7 prototype tasted the track’s wall. Now a new video has recently surfaced on YouTube showing a R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R spinning out and hitting the wall hard at the famous track.
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While Nürburgring is well-known for its competitive races, the track is also open to testing sessions that allow regular folk the opportunity to smoke their tires and tune their rides at the complex. Unfortunately, in the video posted by YouTube user nordschleife96, the driver of a classic R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R suffered from a fit of understeer, which resulted in the iconic Japanese sports car slamming into the metal barrier.
The driver appears to have escaped from the crash unharmed, but the same couldn’t be said for his Nissan GT-R, as it had to be towed off the track on a flatbed truck.
The R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R was only produced between 1998 and 2002. The vehicle was helped made famous by appearances in video games like Grand Turismo and Need for Speed, as well as making an appearance in the Fast & Furious franchise.
The newest version of the Nissan GT-R was recently unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, where we learned the 2017 model will feature a new V-motion grille and has 20 more horsepower over the previous offering, but what matters most is that Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has given the new GT-R his official seal of approval.
Video: Watch This R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R Crash
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