This guy’s so bad he doesn’t even know how to crash properly.
The Nordschleife has always been a cruel mistress. Long the playground of European motoring enthusiasts and beloved for its public “Touristenfahrten” days, the German circuit has played host to numerous crashes since the dawn of the recording device.
The frequency of the smashups seems to have increased with a quantum leap in performance that tires have made over the last 30 years, not to mention the ubiquity of horsepower. Well, here comes a Chevrolet Corvette Z06, wearing some kind of hideous Speed Racer sticker job and approaching one of the most infamous corners on the circuit for crashes.
The apex is slightly off camber and sitting in a dip, which can unbalance the car, while the exit is uphill, which invites a big footfull of throttle, and with it, spin, introducing the front end of the Corvette to the Armco barrier.
If the car’s aesthetic didn’t give away the type of no talent pilot behind the controls, what happens next will confirm it beyond doubt. Instead of getting to safety, both the driver and his passenger lean against the barrier checking the smartphones right in the line of fire on a live track. This guy’s so bad he doesn’t even know how to crash properly.
Judging by some of the close-up images this particular Z06 seems to feature some extra modifications from TIKT Performance, who are known in Germany for its excessive work to cars like the Corvette Z06. It's unclear exactly what kind of extra ammunition the Corvette is carrying, but judging by those torn up intercoolers there might be a bit more than the car's standard 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque being churned out by the supercharged small block V8.