Planning a trip to the Nürburgring any time soon? This video might make you, at the very least, reconsider taking a super-expensive car (or bike) to the legendary German track. Yes, this is an eight-minute video of just crashes. It's actually kind of hypnotizing to watch.

Now, it's important to note that there were no serious injuries in any of these wrecks, even in the one shown above, which is far and away the worst bike wreck in the video. It should also be known that these crashes are just from this past year and are almost exclusively at one corner (Brünnchen). We imagine there are many, many more than what's shown.

Those facts should be a good lesson about just how dangerous the Nürburgring can be. Most of the wrecks are a case of carrying too much speed into the turn and understeering into a gravel trap and Armco. A few are more severe. Let this be a lesson, though – just because you can lap the Ring in 7:30 on Forza or Gran Turismo, doesn't mean you'll be able to in real life. Be safe out there. Scroll down for the full video.


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      Pat
      • 1 Year Ago
      You're right ... you get hypnotised by watching this!
      RG1527
      • 1 Year Ago
      mental Note If I ever drive the ring slow down on that off camber turn...
        banzairx7
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RG1527
        The the downhill right before is actually even more off camber. Not sure why more cars don't crash there instead of in the uphill turn.
      Cool Disco Dan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is there an undulation at the apex of that turn or is just really bad drivers?
        JaredN
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cool Disco Dan
        I also noticed that a lot of drivers lost it near the apex. I couldn't tell from the video -- is that corner off camber? Also, a number of drivers lost it after the apex. The road appears to dip after the apex, so I wonder if the cars were getting a little light as the road dipped, so if the were on the edge that pushed them over it.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      shiznitzzz
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's me in Gran Turismo from 1 through 5 and soon to be 6. Thank god my crashes are all digital.
      Tone
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's intoxicating to watch...
      Brex
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm surprised to not see articles about the automakers who are constantly trying to one-up each other that don't survive a lap. Surely when you're driving at the ragged edge, you lose it every now an then. Now, those would be dramatic.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 1 Year Ago
      Rollin' coal at 1:25, lol.
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 1 Year Ago
      Tough to watch - so much pretty metal all banged up. Tough corner - lots of folks getting behind in their steering.
      Stang70Fastback
      • 1 Year Ago
      Since when is flinging your car into a turn at whatever speed you were going at the end of the straight a good idea? Normally I enjoy crash compilations, but this one just made me uncomfortable and irritated. Half of these beautiful cars were wrecked by someone who seems to have no concept of basic physics.
      SteveM
      • 1 Year Ago
      OK - Clearly a number of folks that exceed their actual driving ability. Hey Guys on the Motorcycles... are you crazy? Out there with cars at the same time on the track... jeez that made me cringe. And lastly, right at the end, the dude with the BMW that deployed airbags... ouch, and sorry, but I think that's the end of your car. Was it worth it?
        Cayman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SteveM
        " ouch, and sorry, but I think that's the end of your car. Was it worth it?" It's probably better than sitting on a couch your entire life and not taking any risk what so ever.
          Cayman
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Cayman
          Yeah, it would suck. That's why you should either have track insurance, stay well within your limits or don't drive anything you can't afford to wreck.
          SteveM
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Cayman
          agreed, but that would put a serious damper on my spending money for a long long time. And I'd undoubtedly be doing the "If I'd only done this..." replay in my head for years. I've been on Lime Rock at a more sedate pace in my Corvette... I'd not like to repeat this guys outcome any time soon.
        graphikzking
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SteveM
        Who knows, but my boss drove his 7 series under an overpass and didn't realize it had 24 inches of water. I picked him up at the place where it was pouring rain and asked him if he wanted me to take him home. He was upset and said "no, take me to the bmw dealer". I said "why, just call them they are towing your car there". He responded, "I'm not waiting for that, I need a car". So soaking wet, he went in and leased a brand new 650i convertible. Then 2 years after that he bought the car at lease end because he loved it. The original car, the dealer called him to tell them they believe they could fix it because it was turned off immediately when hitting the "puddle". He told them "keep the car, I bought the new one from you". Then he spoke to the GM of that dealer and I'm guessing they totalled/salvage sold the car instead of fixing it. People with that type of money sometimes don't care. It's like someone making $50k a year and breaking their iphone, they don't hesitate to go out and spend another $500 on a new iphone. People that are making $200k + a year, 30-50k is a good chunk of money, but maybe that guy races/autocrosses every weekend and that might only be the 1st or 2nd time he totalled a car. I haev to agree though, he probably has some type of insurance, and if he is just driving the Nurburgring, it doesn't mean he is actually racing does it? Can you just drive it and if you are not in a sanctioned race and crash your normal insurance would cover it?
      honky lips
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just because an idiot has a sports car, it doesn't make an idiot a sports car driver.
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