Watch This Porsche Rally Car Almost Careen Into Spectators
Let’s just get something straight, rally drivers have a screw loose. Heck, they may not even have any screws. To drive 120 miles per hour in seven-foot wide sections of forest on gravel and ice, you need to be absolutely out of your mind. We know, we’ve done it. What we didn’t experience though, were spectators mere inches away from the race surface, inching ever closer to the cars screaming past at ludicrous speeds. However, to be truly successful and not end up in a tree, you need to block out everything including those spectators and have a level of car control that isn’t seen in any other motorsport on the planet, as this video will prove. RELATED: Go Inside DirtFish Rally School
This clip was captured during the shakedown before the Rally de Ferrol in Spain and features a Porsche 911 rally car. The Porsche slams into the dirt after a crest, loses the line, and begins to powerslide on the grass. Now this wouldn’t be technically terrible if it weren’t for the car now heading towards where all the spectators were standing.
Luckily, just in time, the driver makes the correction and just barely escapes clipping the spectators. We’re guessing that it either didn’t faze the driver at all, because rally driver, or both the driver and co-driver need new race suits. We know those fans definitely do.
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For many, the golden age of rally was the Group B era. It was an era where honest to goodness supercars spit fire, shot gravel, and churned out Avengers-level heroes with superhuman car control. While current rally has many amazing qualities, many fans don’t believe it captures the same unique character Group B once did. Could watching this video begin to change that notion?
What would you have done if a speeding Porsche rally car came flying over a crest and straight at you? We probably would have screamed like a little girl, peed a little, taken a selfie, then ran for the hills.
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