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The Fire Engine Porsche 911 That Saved Niki Lauda’s Life

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The 1976 German Grand Prix was a dark day in motorsport history. However, thanks to the ingenuity of one racing driver turned safety pioneer, the life of a fellow racer was likely saved.

A horrific crash just before the Bergwerk turn left Austrian Ferrari driver Niki Lauda with horrific burns to his head, toxic damage to his lungs, and put him into a coma. It also spelled the end of Formula 1 racing at the Nürburgring’s fearsome northern loop: the Nordschleife.

Study these photos with morbid fascination and, like me, you’ll probably notice the bright “Emergency Orange” Porsche 911 that appears to have just arrived on the scene. Photographs from a different angle reveal a hose snaking out from the 911’s luggage compartment, which appears to be fitted with a foam fire suppression kit. This particular Porsche is not some token Pace Car then, it was in fact a high-speed fire engine suited to the specific challenges of the ‘Ring.

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