/Walter Röhrl Crashes Porsche 918 at Sachsenring

Walter Röhrl Crashes Porsche 918 at Sachsenring

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When ace racing drivers like Walter Röhrl crash a car at the race track it is sort of like supermodels falling over on the catwalk. It’s just something that happens, but you can’t help but giggle a bit when you see it. Being a good sport, Herr Röhrl himself laughs at what happened at Sachsenring when he tried to get a Porsche 918 around it.

This is also heartwarming for the rest of us. I mean if a man like Walter Röhrl can still crash, we shouldn’t beat ourselves up when we do it.

The Porsche 918 crash was the result of a high-speed spin that sent Walter and the Porsche catapulting towards the barrier nose-first. The impact seems severe in the footage, but fortunately the legendary driver is completely fine:


Porsche 918 Spyder Specs:

Body carbon-fibre composite
Chassis carbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, electronically controlled twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers
Steering four wheel steering
Brakes ventilated and perforated carbon ceramic discs, all-round, ABS
Gearbox PDK Twin Clutch 7 speed Automatic

Weight 1640 kilo / 3615.6 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4643 mm (182.8 in) / 1940 mm (76.4 in) / 1167 mm (45.9 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2730 mm (107.5 in) / 1664 mm (65.5 in) / 1662 mm (65.4 in)
Fuel tank 70 Litre (18.5 Gallon US / 15.4 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 9.5J x 20 / 12.5J x 21
Tyres (fr/r) 265/35 – ZR20 / 325/30 – ZR21

Performance figures
Combined Power 874 bhp / 652 KW
Combined Torque 1280 Nm / 944 ft lbs
Power to weight 0.53 bhp / kg
Top Speed 345 km/h (214 mph)
0-100 km/h 2.8 s

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