September 8, 2007

Hello, I'm Walter and I'll be your driver today...

Earlier in the summer, during a Bilstein Performance Day a couple of lucky guys got a very special ride on the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a very special taxi driver, none other than the legendary Walter Röhrl. We know Röhrl not only from his spectacular rally career but also in his role as test driver and the go-to guy when Porsche needs to set a fast ring lap time with a new road car. Here he is driving a Porsche 997 GT3.
What is great about this clip is that it's the first I have seen which truly gives you the sense of how fiendishly slippery the Nürburgring is when it's wet! Unfortunately our German is not up to par so I cannot pick up if the master has any interesting commets, perhaps if some of our readers pick up something they will post a comment. Enjoy!

ps (Walter did not buckle his flag!!)

On a Röhrl from Axis on Vimeo.


  1. Walter-style: He catches the car when the back breaks away hitting the curbs exiting onto the "Döttinger Höhe" (ca. 3:20), his pasenger compliments him on this. Walter matter-of-factly answers: "With those tires, an ordinary human being (ein gewöhnlicher Mensch) can't do this." No problems with his self-esteem, Walter. And rightly so. He's complaining about totally shot rear tires even before they enter the Hatzenbach (start of lap), by the way...

  2. Hahaha....excellent, Der überFahrer!


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