The Porsche 997 GT2, with its 530 HP is a monstrously fast sports car. GT2s have a reputation of being unkind to beginnners and not a good choice for the faint of heart. It is a car that demands respect.
Likewise, the Nürburgring does not suffer fools gladly. Unfortunately the proliferation of video games featuring the famous German track has lead to too many overconfident drivers. Just because you can take that right hand sweeper after Flugplatz flat out in the game does not mean you'll be able to do so in real life. A hard lesson for a Porsche driver and his passanger as reported by local experts .
Only the quick action of a fellow driver saved the passenger's life, his airways constricted by the collapsed roof of the Porsche. He was extremely lucky to come out of it with just a broken arm and a concussion.
The consequences of attacking a track at the limit in a road car, one lacking a roll cage, racing seats and harnesses, can be devastating, something to keep in mind next time someone offers you the passenger seat in the new super car they just bought.
There is no reset button.