The Nurburgring, the destroyer of many cars over the years, this formidable track is 12.9 mi long and has more than 300 metres (1,000 feet) of elevation change from its lowest to highest points. This is a good reason as to why it’s nicknamed “The Green Hell”.
One unfortunate Porsche GT4 driver found out how challenging this track can be in the worst and unluckiest way possible way recently after an oil spill that caused him to crash rather hard.
A BMW E30 starts to lose vital fluids as it enters the Brünnchen turn and the poor unfortunate GT4 is the next car around the corner, naturally with such an incident chaos starts to reign as several other cars quickly arrive and begin to lose traction one after another.
The Cayman GT4 debuted in 2015, it is equipped with a slightly de-tuned version of the 3.8-liter flat-six engine from the 911 (991 model) Carrera S. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and weighs at a track ready 1,340 kg. Additional features setting it aside from the standard Cayman include a vented front bumper to improve cooling for the additional radiator, it also features a lower front spoiler in addition to a fixed rear wing for additional downforce. Other additional features include a 30mm lower ride height, upgraded brakes from the 991 GT3, a limited slip differential combined with Porsche Torque Vectoring, and Porsche Active Suspension Management with dampers derived from the 991 GT3.
Whilst the crash does appear to be a fairly hard impact, I would suspect here given the value of the GT4 that it can and will be repaired as no one wants to see such a rare car become scrap metal.
Thankfully it would appear that no one was seriously hurt in this incident, as long as people keep taking their cars to challenge the Green Hell then it will continue to claim further victims.