The reality of 1000hp and 350kmh on the Nordschleife...


9ff front

This is the result of "340 to 350kmh" on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a 9ff Porsche GT3 conversion with over 1000NM of torque. The owner, Knut Knuge, was attending today's Nürburgring Nordschleife Pistenclub trackday. And when he got to the 1.5 mile Döttinger hohe straight, he gave it full gas...

9ff 1

9ff finger

Unfortunately the steel* mounting brackets of the big GT3 wing couldn't quite take monumental downforce being created. I'm guessing that's a couple of hundred kilos at work, judging by the bent 3.5mm plating.

9ff driver

Luckily for Knut (the owner, pictured above), the wing simply folded flat and he could pull over safely. Next on the upgrade list? Definitely a re-inforced wing mounting!

*I suspect they're an aluminium alloy, as do most people, considering their relative weakness and dull matt finish.


-1 #1 Volker_VV 2012-08-03 11:21
I am not sure if it is a good idea to post this pictures with the plates (and numbers) in a public galleria.

btw, the brackets are aluminium not steel as I can remember
#2 AxisAC 2012-08-03 11:29
I'm going with AL also from the looks and the failure. They must have been either quite weak or the wing must have gone into some sort of aero wobble and pushed sideways. I wondering about how unbalabced that car must be with a with that much aero weight in the back an nothing much in the front, Maybe the car's way of telling the owner to wise up?
#3 admin 2012-08-03 12:20
AC: Yep, I thought ally too. I asked him and he said edelstahl (stainless steel)... I've annotated to show my opinion.

Volker: I did ask permission to take photos and interview the guy. He's a nice chap, just enjoying his car. It's a trackday with public access all around the circuit.
#4 JPGTi 2012-08-03 15:49
The exhaust doesn't look straight as well..... :o
#5 MonsieurX 2012-08-03 16:07
And no difusers? :)

340-50 km/h! Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuking A!

I've done 280 which probably slow for most guys on this forum but ... Damn ... without proper aero bits, how can he stay on the ground? He needs a 911 RS duck tail :lol:
#6 AGT 2012-08-04 12:21
what a Knut!

Nurburgring Webcams  

More Nürburgring webcams here!More Nürburgring webcams here!
Click to embiggen!


Register & Join in!  

I am sick to death of spammers and a**eholes, so automatic registration is now disabled.

If you'd like to comment or join the forum simply, send me an email requesting your desired username and one alternative. I will then add you manually. Processing may take 24-hours, but at least you won't have to read adverts for fake Gucci or Viagra...


Who's Online  

We have 96 guests and one member online

  • general

Share or Subscribe!  




Add to Google Reader or Homepage


Do you enjoy BTG?  

BTG is NOT a massive operation; it's just me, my camera and my computer. And a lot of help from my friends and family. Thanks!


Join us on facebook!  

Follow bridge2gantry on Twitter