Nurburgring

Nissan GT-R Spec-V Burns Itself Down at the ‘Ring

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 obviouslywouldn't expect to see the car nearly burn to the ground. But for oneunfortunate owner, a brake temperature issue turned into a dangerous firethe other day, when he and his passenger were forced to abandon the car on theside of the track and wait for fire crews to extinguish the flames. Both menescaped without injury, but they couldn't do much for the car.

They did manage to catch the latter part of the incident onvideo, though: (click through to watch the video on Youtube.)

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