High brake temperature causes surprise fire, driver and passenger narrowly escape.
Taking your $170,000-plus Nissan GT-R Spec-V for a day at the Nurburgring, you may expect to burn some rubber, but obviously wouldn't expect to see the car nearly burn to the ground. But for one unfortunate owner, a brake temperature issue turned into a dangerous fire the other day, when he and his passenger were forced to abandon the car on the side of the track and wait for fire crews to extinguish the flames. Both men escaped without injury, but they couldn't do much for the car.
They did manage to catch the latter part of the incident on video, though: (click through to watch the video on Youtube.)