Mercedes SLK Has Ridiculous Nurburgring Crash, Flies Off The Track - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
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Mercedes SLK Has Ridiculous Nurburgring Crash, Flies Off The Track




And a recent example of how the Nordschleife can eat a machine alive comes from the piece of footage at the bottom of the page. This showcases the ordeal of a Mercedes-Benz SLK, which met the guardrail at moderate speed, albeit with the impact being pretty serious.

The stunt saw the roadster flying off the track in the middle of the Small Carousel bend - while this corner is no stranger to accidents, most of these take place as cars exit the corner, since the surface play requires strict driving.

Alas, the video doesn't show us how the SLK got into trouble. However, judging by the trajectory of the car and by the fact that the brake lights never seen to come on, it would've been possible for the machine to experience a brake failure. It's curious to see that no brake lights appear even after the car hit the guardrail, bounces off and is forced to retire on the grass. In fact, waiting in such a dangerous spot is not recomended, with the ideal post-crash scenario, if there can be one, involving driving the damaged vehicle to a safe zone.

After all, we're talking about a first-generation SLK, so the age of the car means maintenance is key. Of course, we can't be certain about the reason that sent the Mercedes-benz into the metallic protection element on the side of the circuit.

Fortunately, no other car was involved in the accident. And, since the accident took place last Friday (it was Car Freitag, which is probably the busiest tourist session of the year), this shouldn't be taken lightly.
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I'd hazard a guess the slk driver was trying to get out of the way of the Porsche that comes through just after the crash .

There's a lot of very aggressive drivers on the ring who think because they drive a very expensive high end car they have a divine right to bully slower cars out of the way . I just ignore them until it's safe to move over , if it's a problem to them I'm sure they'll see me in the car park to sort it out !!! We all pay our €25 for the lap so everyone has the same right to the track in my mind .

That corner has a distinct step in it and if the slk was a relative novice on the track and they moved mid corner its very possible it's upset the car enough to cause the accident , they were also probably looking in the mirror surprised at how fast the Porsche gained on them and flapped trying to get out of its way .
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