It took just a few seconds for this driver to crash their Mercedes-AMG at the Nurburgring.
Germany's Nurburgring has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous race tracks in the world. Since it's open to the public, many overconfident drivers who don't have the necessary skills and high-speed track driving experience learn this the hard way. With 12.8 miles of high-speed straights, sudden elevation changes, and unforgiving corners, it's the ultimate proving ground to test the limits of a car's performance, handling, and your driving skills.
We've seen some spectacular high-speed crashes happen at the Green Hell over the years. This, however, must be the quickest Nurburgring crash in history. And by that, we don't mean the fastest speed. Let's just say their Nurburgring track session was shorter than
Video footage shared by Misha Charoudin captured the moment the driver of a high-performance Mercedes-AMG wrecked immediately after starting the Nurburgring lap. After navigating around some cones at the start of the circuit, the Mercedes-AMG driver instantly loses control and oversteers, causing the luxury performance car to slide onto the grass and smack into the trackside wall. It's embarrassing to watch, so you can only imagine the humiliation they must have felt.
The track appears to be dry, so it's possible they got over confident, switched the traction control off, and mashed the throttle, with disastrous results.
It's difficult to tell from the quality of the video, but the car that crashed appears to be either a Mercedes-AMG C43 or C63. In the latter, a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 sends 503 hp and 516 lb-ft to the rear wheels in the range-topping S model. 0-60 mph in the C63 S takes just 3.8 seconds before the performance sedan tops out at 180 mph.
Clearly, this was too much power for the inexperienced driver to handle, even at low speed. Fortunately, since the crash happened at low speed the damage to the front end should be minimal, though Mercedes-AMG parts are not cheap to replace.