How NOT to park your Porsche... specators beware!



The next time you climb over the fence at the Nürburgring Nordschleife and ignore that Danger of Death sign, try to think what could happen. In this video you'll watch a Porsche 911 crash spectacularly at over 160kmh.

And then you'll see that wheel coming at you...

The corner you're looking at is Pflanzgarten 2, or Sprunghugel. And the video was shot on a trackday last Friday morning. It's a fast left where the really quick cars are airborne. But the Porsche 3.8 GT3 doesn't have a chance. You'll hear the buzzing of the rumble strip as he's already sideways out of Pflanzgarten. It's a really difficult section of the track that's claimed the cars of some very experienced drivers, so my gut instinct is that he simply lost control over the blind left with the bump. But a lot of people on the BTG Facebook page are pointing the finger at the centre-lock wheel... The simplest answer is normally the correct one (Occum's Razor), but only one guy really knows the truth...

Watch a video from 2011 with a Porsche's centre-lock wheel failing just one corner earlier:


#1 davem3fan 2012-06-25 18:22
Yikes. again!
#2 elsabor67 2012-06-25 19:27
Wow....that's why I keep my distance.
#3 Chris. 2012-06-26 05:22
A well-known problem with the self-loosening central locking at the MKII 997´s. Porsche has announced a technical instruction already in 2010 to increase the tightening torque about 100NM - if I remember right from 550 to 650NM. Not everybody changing wheels in the parking area does have the right tool to make sure it´s tight enough...
#4 theederv 2012-06-26 06:56
This is very sobering....
#5 turbobungle 2012-06-27 00:27
Video is private? Can't see it!

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