• May 20th 2009 at 10:27AM
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The Nurburgring demands respect, and the Viper GT3 and Porsche GT3 are world-class race cars that demand that you get the Hell out of their way. Put the two together, and you've got a winning formula. Watching cars drive around the track shouldn't be this much fun. But the race-ready Viper and 911 took the 'Ring by the horns, and are sure to keep your eyes glued to the screen. The Viper sounds like pure evil out on the track, yet the agility of the Porsche is even more impressive, especially since it keeps pace with the Viper on the long straight-away.

Hit the jump to take in all the action. The Porsche stays in front for most of the lap, which is good for us because the Viper had a picture-perfect in-car camera that lays out the action sublimely. In fact, watching from the vantage-point of the Viper makes it feel like you're playing Gran Turismo, except cheating by cutting corners and jamming the guy in front of you to take the lead is a really bad idea for both car and driver.

[Source: Speed Hunters]

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      • 6 Years Ago

      WOW.....I fell out of my La-Z-Boy!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, that just made my morning!
      • 6 Years Ago
      By my estimation, looks like they ran about 7:30 from bridge to gantry... not bad for an endurance-race lap weaving in and out of heavy traffic. Wonder what they could do on a clear, hot lap
        • 6 Years Ago
        And probably still a safer drive than driving on the interstates.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lol i've been having an argument with the original poster of this on Youtube for a while! I think the credit actually goes to the Porsche:
      It's about 50bhp/ton down and well over 100lbft/ton down on the Viper. Plus the fact the Viper's track is about a foot wider, so it should, by rights, be much grippier.
      That said, I probably would have thrown my toys outta my pram and barged up the inside, I know what its like following someone for that long......

      Porsche FTW!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The game looks fine.
      I will definitly buy it.
      But the devs should tweak the AI some more.
      There are still way to many stupid bot driven cars on the track ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice driving...but an even better job of protecting your line (and blocking) by the Porsche driver...

      Was it me, or did the Viper driver back out on the long back stretch, just before the Porsche passed? Maybe it the sound dropped out, but it seemed the Viper's throttle closed...

      Either way, I love Nurburgring racing videos...amazing stuff!
        • 6 Years Ago
        He had to. Otherwise they were going to split a really slow moving car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Impressive driving... awesome lack of road rage.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man that was fun watching! Seeing that duo coming up fast in my rearview mirror would have me heading straight for the Grass!

      Two legends in racing right there. Porsche and Viper.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wasn't this previously posted in autoblog because I already saw it a few weeks ago. nice racing and view nonetheless.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now, see here, if'n this had been godd ole NASCAR, that Viper guy woulda just bumped that Porsche car right outta his way and won the class race! Dang-nabit!
      • 6 Years Ago
      hmmm, 10 mins of watching the ass end of a porsche. meh.
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