Volkswagen Golf GTI crashes hard at the Nurburgring

The Nurburgring can be a very dangerous place. It’s a 20km circuit that’s narrower than most circuits, it has crests, jumps, and plenty of blind-spots. Here we see the consequences of just clipping the grass at the wrong place and at the wrong time. The older model Volkswagen Golf GTI hits the guardrail hard. Fortunately, the driver escaped without serious injuries.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.