Sometimes you stumble across YouTube unicorns – videos so rare and exotic that they must be preserved at all cost. And this onboard of World Champion Derek Bell wrestling a works Rothmans Porsche 956 around the Old Nürburgring more than classifies. In fact, with the clip filmed during practice for the last ever race on the old ‘Ring – the 1983 Nürburgring 1,000kms – it warrants an almost legendary status.
Video: Driving a Porsche 956 round the old Nürburgring Nordschleife looks terrifying
Join Bell behind the wheel of the Porsche 956, one of the fastest race cars ever built in this grainy footage and watch as he pushes to 220mph around the Green Hell. Compared to modern onboard footage it looks absolutely terrifying, and when you consider the vintage mechanicals and safety technology, it no doubt was…
Welcome to Goodwood Elevenses, a mid-morning helping of motoring-related amusement to help break up your day. Watch the last video: Onboard with Fernando Alonso passing 23 cars at Le Mans in half a lap
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