2012 BMW M6 prototype crashes again on Nürburgring

2012 BMW M6 prototype crashes on ring again 25.10.2011
2012 BMW M6 prototype crashes on ring again 25.10.2011 / Copyright SB-Medien

Accident occurred during a 300 lap endurance run by the M6 Coupe prototype

Another BMW M6 Coupe prototype has crashed while testing on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife after a previous incident last August.

The crash, which took place last week, appears to have caused some pretty severe damage to the front and rear ends of the car, as we can see in the spy photos here.

Our spy photographers report that the car was undergoing a grueling 300 lap endurance test when the accident occurred - just eight laps before the finish. The driver apparently lost control of the car at the segment of the Nordschleife called Fuchsröhre (which translates into 'foxhole').

The photos were snapped as the BMW crew was loading the damaged car onto a transporter with a forklift. The rear axle could no longer roll, which is why the crew had some difficulty in getting the car onto the truck.

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vilivo vilivo
How many here are actualy commenting on the article? Grow up and realize 1- This is a driver, on one of the world's toughest circuits, with an unreleased car, that requires huge gondas, so props to that. 2- All manufacturers are better than all others, in some or other aspect, or U fanboys would have to find something else to start ur school yard arguments.
Oct 30th, 2011 5:58pm
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The amount of fanbois here is overwhelming as usual, what's with the fanboism on Audi? Anyway, hope the driver is ok and they should get another driver that won't spend too much time crashing it
Oct 29th, 2011 12:34pm
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Nohchi Nohchi
Accident on a n-ring is a normal thing. But we see the driver is ok, and car didn`t start to burn like some others do...
Oct 28th, 2011 8:37am
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nicholasTO nicholasTO
Watch out porsche...bmw is coming.
Oct 27th, 2011 11:49pm
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aksaid aksaid
That car makes no sense at all.. more expense on the company to produce M line for each product.. would rather like to see money and research spent on a mid-engine vehicle where the real competition is at..
Oct 27th, 2011 9:34am
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tazcubed tazcubed
Yep, Audi sure makes a better car! You know, the ones which are even lower than BMW on the JD Power initial quality list, and have dismal quality records in Consumer Reports. Yep, that's why Audi is always the vehicle compared against by other manufacturers...no, wait, that would be BMW again, or Mercedes, or Volvo, or Lexus...
Oct 26th, 2011 4:59pm
3 -1
That's how we know it's not an Audi... because it crashed...
Oct 26th, 2011 12:38pm
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teXas teXas
You're right... Audis will just safely understeer into the grass at 30 mph. Funny how their road cars hold no lap records anywhere, in any category.
Oct 28th, 2011 5:15pm
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Han Solo Han Solo
Well sadi Texas... We dont know what caused this accident...for all we know, it could have been caused by Driver fatigue...
Nov 1st, 2011 4:25am
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vincent vincent
300 laps on the Nordshleife, it means at least 300 times 8mn... Which represents 40 hours. Is that human ? Is it doable ? Is the track open that late?!
Oct 26th, 2011 10:04am
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sideskraper sideskraper
Interesting question. It must be a mistake, 300 seems improbable. 300 may even be past the limits of the tyres (at Nordschleife paces) Otherwise it must occur in stages.
Oct 26th, 2011 1:07pm
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pb12345 pb12345
i'm sure they change the tires. and the tire issue may be why they lost control. even after one lap some tires loses its grips in nurburgring
Oct 28th, 2011 9:12am
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AnaHeluši? AnaHeluši?
lame driver
Oct 25th, 2011 11:35pm
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AJSmyth AJSmyth
lame car
Oct 29th, 2011 10:05pm
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dmanero dmanero
I guess the car is cursed, best to shelf the project
Oct 25th, 2011 8:37pm
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Hmmm ... someone in the other articles about the BMW much praised their handling characteristics, I wonder what to write here;-) Had rear drive proved to be insufficient for such a demanding track? ;-) (quattro fan ;-))
Oct 25th, 2011 7:45pm
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CDspeed CDspeed
Let's not forget what happened to the first R8 V10.
Oct 25th, 2011 9:07pm
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wbizarre wbizarre
The test driver just had an orgasm over how good the handling is, and lost control of the car in the process. ;)
Oct 25th, 2011 9:39pm
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sl65amg_612 sl65amg_612
Oct 26th, 2011 8:58am
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Speedoholic Speedoholic
The Ultimate Death Machine
Oct 25th, 2011 7:10pm
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Shumy Shumy
hahaha why do they cover it when it is already not possible to see what it looks like :)
Oct 25th, 2011 6:50pm
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chris25 chris25
Even the race track says, that car is very ugly, just kidding. But 300 laps is really necessary I mean its a passenger car not a race car.
Oct 25th, 2011 6:43pm
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
At least we know its going to be a sideways-type car.
Oct 25th, 2011 6:29pm
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