Keep your secrets, friends. That's the best advice we can give you about keeping your favorite roads traffic-free. Once the word gets out that a particular stretch of asphalt offers a challenging drive, you can all bet that every wannabe heel-toe hero in the area will descend upon it. We've seen it happen on hallowed turf like Rte. 129 in Tennessee, and now it appears that the Nürburgring is beginning to suffer the same fate. The track was recently so packed with drivers that a traffic jam ensued, turning the Green Hell into one giant lead-follow course.

Of course, a gaggle of bunched-up vehicles on what's supposed to be a no-holds-barred road course generates its own issues, as you'll see in the video after the jump. With cars careening toward slower traffic, one near-miss ensues when a Porsche 997 almost bounces off a Boxster. The Nürburgring's operators have officially raised lap prices in an effort to make the track safer for everyone. Hopefully those safety improvements will show up sooner rather than later. Hit the jump to see the traffic travesty on the Nürburgring for yourselves.



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      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thats the most beautiful traffic jam I've ever seen.
      Pistonspy
      • 3 Years Ago
      This isn't a traffic jam its a spotters lap (o:
      xmailboxcancerx
      • 3 Years Ago
      My butthole just puckered when that 911 cabrio nearly slammed into the back of the white Boxter in front of him. Close one, düde. I think owning a Nurburgring-like track, even if shorter and lower on overhead costs, would be nicely lucrative. 60 cars pass by in this 2 minute video ... so at about 33 bucks per lap, that's about 2k in business. It's a shame that track still has money issues ...
      iPlunger
      • 3 Years Ago
      nowhere is safe now
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 3 Years Ago
      That would suck - spend all that time and money getting your ride there and get stuck in this. That g-wagon dude is just crazy - it can't even been enjoyable trying to drive that thing at speed. It even looked like it had tall tires on it.
      alphalimaindigo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Victim of their own success.
      johnhkart
      • 3 Years Ago
      Was lucky the last time I was there in 2007 it had rained all day and I practically had the track to myself. My first visit it was difficult staying out of the way of everybody as it was one of those jam packed days (bikes were everywhere) and there were even tour buses to try to get around.
      soundbargaming
      • 3 Years Ago
      A special edition Bugatti Veyron sans the gas engine, replaced with powerful twin AC induction motors and and advanced lithium pack would destroy every car in that traffic jam.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        ...and still be slower than a W16 Veyron, while being heavier, more expensive if if ever wants enough range to do a full lap of the Ring while cranking out 1000hp. You cant just say "powerful AC induction motors" as if it it somehow makes the technology seem more impressive than just saying "electric". Does saying powerful each time you describe it add 100hp? Does saying advanced make the batteries any less pathetic (range vs recharge vs physical bulk etc)? If you are going to throw around terms like that, don't call the Veyron engine just a 'gas' engine that needs to be ripped out for some bizzare reason. Hyper Output Quad Turbocharged 16 Cylinder Powerhouse seems a whole lot more enticing than any electric motor.
        RotaryExperiment
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        Hypothetically speaking, maybe for about half a lap, when your advanced lithium pack will just flow no more electrons. Then the long 8-12 hour process of recharging would commence, after it was flat-bed towed back to the pits of course. ;) By this time I'd sure hope, even with a traffic jam, some of these audible beasts would have finished their lap. Having said that, I agree with the comment below, the Merc G wagon was a wee bit out of place, and probably had to screech to a halt to attempt to make a corner up-right. I felt bad for the SLS behind it, ( I assume no passing?)
        KDAWG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        Dan Frederickson? I wondered where you went
      Stinkyboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      amateur driver clogging up the road
      David
      • 3 Years Ago
      Isn't racing about the overtaking ? If people can't pass the slower cars they shouldn't be there
        Daniel
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David
        Ever thought about speed limits or obstacles? (Accidents, costruction sites, entries...) It might be annoying, but there will be a even bigger jam if everyone thinks like you
          shigllgetcha
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Daniel
          there are no speed limits. its just the nature of traffic jams to happen when too many cars are put on one road, they bunch up naturally. Even if you had a car faster than all the cars infront, you couldnt safely pass as many as you want
      Rob Gomes
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like traffic started to back up after a Mercedes G-Class had to really get on the binders going into a corner. With a driver, a G-class is about 5800lbs (2630kg), and is 76 inches (1.93m) tall. Not an ideal vehicle for a racetrack.
        eskimo810
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rob Gomes
        ?. He was right behind the guy in front of him. He was essentially tailgating him. How does that somehow make him the culprit? He's not slowing up more than other people.
      edgardo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm guessing it was the Gclass. As soon as it's off camera cars start to accumulate.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @edgardo
        The G Wagon was a track official vehicle. If you watch, he has his emergencies flashing before he goes into the turn.
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