The Green Hell reputation of a Nurburgring isn’t just owed to the ...
The Green Hell reputation of a Nurburgring isn’t just owed to the configuration of the track, and also to the ever-changing weather in the area. Nevertheless, Nordschleife dust storm we are here to show you is the man-made kind.
Any such low-visibility episode at the Ring would be scary, and the fact that this one happens to take place at the Schwedenkreuz makes things ever more terrifying.
You see, the downhill S-section of the track comes after the long straight, with many vehicles going well above 155 mph (make that 250 km/h) before reaching the top of this hill that announces the section entry. And yes, this is one of the most dangerous bits of the infamous German circuit.
Well, you don’t even need all that much power to hit such speeds. For one thing, the SEAT Leon Cupra that serves as the camera car here has been tuned to 340 horsepower, so you can easily imagine what the car with, say, 500 hp, can do in terms of the entry velocity.
Thankfully, this guy behind the wheel is one of those whom we enjoy labeling as Ring Wolves, he seems to keep things under control while entering the storm.
In case you are wondering how such issues are born, it is obvious that they follow stints outside the track, many of which usually result in the crash.
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