Discussion in 'Lounge & Gossip' started by StuH, Tuesday 3rd May, 2016.
Okay it's wrecked but they got out on their feet!
A tool, I bet was shafted for a massive bill from the circuit.,
Ouch! Harsh, like witnessing the last rites seeing the poor car hoisted on to the wagon.
Sacrificed itself so the occupants could live, ok maybe a little dramatic, did a damn fine job to let them walk away. Props to Honda.
Even if he was broken i am sure he didn't want any emergency crew although his might have easily paid quite a bit for that. According to Nurburgring.org.uk the cost of crashing is about €3,500.
A detailed run down:
Cost of crashing on the Nurburgring
These include Armco repairs, safety car attendance, vehicle recovery, track closure, hospital stays and helicopter fees. I recommend avoiding these. If you can't, then the following price-list may help:
Base fee for attendance of armco truck: €150
Removing damaged armco: €10/metre (x2 or x3 or x4 for multiple-height sections)
Replacement armco: €31/metre (x2 or x3 for double/triple height)
Removing damaged armco posts: €5.10 each
Replacing armco post: €39 each
Safety car attendance: €82 per 30 mins (car + 2 people)
Circuit closure: €1,350 per hour
Recovery truck: €250 (inc VAT)
Hospital stay & air ambulance: Let's just say, do NOT go there without travel insurance! (Though a European Health Card - which replaced the E111 - may cover the hospital bit.)
Everything except the recovery truck is then subject to 19% VAT.
^Yowza! Sticking to virtual laps of the place will do just fine!
Or just hire a ring taxi ;D €200 for an M5 you can share with 2 others
Surely you can get insurance to cover all that?
On a slight tangent, I see many of the local chavs have been round the 'ring in their 1.2 Vauxhall Corsas, well that's what the sticker claims on the boot..
Make it the old NSX an i'd give it a whirl hehe!
Lol, I'd imagine chavhood is banned in Germany, as it should be here.
Mind you, had a short trip in a Corsa B with a 2.0 red top swap, might have been fun round the 'ring, until it hit something, or it broke down, or set on fire etc.
Poor chap, written off, probably injured self and passengers, big bill from the circuit ! Not a good day.
In a slightly unrelated note, the CTR's ring record has been beaten by Golf Clubsport by about 1.4s, which is a stripped out track focussed car. Wonder if Honda will now do an extreme version of the CTR? they could eaisly shave a few seconds off by stripping the CTR of weight.
Love the golf - parks half on and half off an active circuit on the offside of a nearside bend where the racing line would take it straight into the path of his car.
Yeah no back seat, pilot sport cup 2 tyres and 306bhp and limited production of 400 units. Not really apple to Apple comparison.
But yeah I reckon Honda has plenty of juice left in Type-R to get that time but for a series production car it's still tops.
As above, it's a stripped-out circuit car.
Apparently they have been lying/cheating about it too like they did with the Seat Leon which was not a production car. With the Golf the start line was ahead of where the Civic started and the finish line was apparently before too.
VW deceiving the public?! I very much doubt that...
Honda have to come out with a hardcore version, surely? Less weight is always good, but a turbo VTEC combo should not be too hard to tweak for more grunt either, the aftermarket proves that.
They released the mugen FN2 a while back which was a hardercore version of the stock one. Would be great what a stripped out fk2 would be like
Hold on.....is someone driving a Twingo in the clip!?
I remember watching Fifth Gear compare JDM FD2 to UK FN2 and they found the FD2 to be quite bonkers..see review below.. They also did a review of FD2 Mugen RR and I think it beat S2000's lap time :O
I feel that has the spirit of DC2 in it..
Renault Twingo Renaultsport 133 (2008) review by CAR Magazine
VW vs Honda
This is a decent crash
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