Try Not To Clench As A 911 GT2 RS Suffers A 180mph Blowout

This 991 Porsche 911 GT2 RS driver had a real scare at Monza after a rear tyre exploded at the end of the main straight

Remind me later

Monza is not a track for the faint of heart. The home of the Italian Grand Prix is fast and has very little run-off in places, which is what makes this onboard track day video particularly scary.

The driver of a 991 GT2 RS is seen approaching the ‘Variante del Rettifilo’ Turn 1 chicane at over 180mph when the rear-left tyre explodes. Thankfully, he’s able to hold it and keep the car out of the wall with some well-timed applications of opposite lock. We’re pretty sure this qualifies as a ‘code brown’.

In the description, the uploader notes that the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres had already been used for 60 laps of the Nurburgring at the point of the blowout. “That’s my lessons [sic] of that day, if you go on serious track just be serious and put [on] new tires!” he concludes.

Video via Auto Evolution