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Jaguar XJ Supersport Nurburgring taxi crashes on the Nordschleife [videos]

A ride to remember

The Jaguar XJ Supersport Nürburgring Taxi has fallen victim to the green hell.

Details are limited but several videos have surfaced on YouTube showing the model losing control and crashing into the barricades. There's no word on the condition of the people involved, but the car features four individual racing seats and an extensive roll cage so hopefully everyone walked away without any injuries.

As a refresher, the XJ Supersport Nürburgring Taxi was billed as thrilling model that "can safely take passengers on very hot laps." It features a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 510 HP (375 kW) and 625 Nm (461 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph). 

Source: YouTube via Autoblog.nl

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Comments (33)

 Auto43 Auto43
What happened the the M5 Ring Taxi?
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August 16, 2013 10:36 am
 MTC MTC
I thought that car has ABS, but apparently it didn't and it locked the front wheels up so the car have no grip left to turn... ouch. Hope the passengers are alright, that'll buff out...
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August 14, 2013 11:36 am
 AthAhm AthAhm
nice car but with some inspiration from LANCIA in the rear side.
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August 14, 2013 11:28 am
 AthAhm AthAhm
I think the problem was both while braking and hitting the chicane in the next right corner where the control is fully lost letting the car goes off the track ... I think the impact on the barriers was not as dangerous on the passengers ... hope so
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August 14, 2013 11:25 am
 DimitarYanev DimitarYanev
Impressively strong car! Worth the price I guess.
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August 14, 2013 10:47 am
 GyulaCsocsan GyulaCsocsan
The driver released the brakes (the break lights goes out) as he left the road ...
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August 14, 2013 8:53 am
 BimmerE36 BimmerE36
ouch
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August 14, 2013 12:56 am
 ZHPRegistryNet ZHPRegistryNet
This is what happens when you attempt to step out of your normal market of 50 year old English proctologists.
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August 13, 2013 10:45 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
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August 13, 2013 6:17 pm
 surubutna surubutna
Wow, I was expecting the headlight to break, but not a single f*** was given.
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August 13, 2013 6:09 pm
 Aesthetics Aesthetics
no abs? inner wheel brake failure, it jammed. strong car to take the barrier that way without much damage although the wheel couldnt take that curb
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August 13, 2013 5:30 pm
 docstef75 docstef75
The driver was too fast in the first curve so he missed the right traiectory in the second. In this case abs would have been very useful. However, fortunately, only a few scratches.
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August 13, 2013 5:19 pm
 Cale24 Cale24
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August 13, 2013 5:15 pm
 tazcubed tazcubed
It's never nice to see a good car get bruised.
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August 13, 2013 5:11 pm