Flying the RUF Porsche 911 Yellow Bird on the Nurburgring

As part of our ongoing, though altogether unplanned, series of N rburgring driving videos, we present an opposite-lock master piloting a RUF Porsche 911 CTR "Yellow Bird." At least two Jalopniks remember vividly the late-1980s Road & Track issue that made the "roof 911" a term of endearment, after the Porsche Alois Ruf created embarassed every other supercar in existence (Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari Testarossa, Porsche 959 alike) to nail 211 mph, a spectacularly high number for the time. (That would be like a modern tuned GT3 hitting, oh I don't know, 260? 270?) This video's been kicking around for a while, but damned if it's not worth another look. [Thanks to Stephan for the tip.]

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When I used to rally, we used a roll-cage mount from a company called IOPort. Available at any race shop for about $100. Very cool.

A note about this vid, there are actually two videos (I have them both on my computer here), one showing almost exclusively in-car, the other with quite a few shots from a helicopter flying overhead. Rumor is that Walter Rohrl ([en.wikipedia.org]%C3%B6hrl) is the driver here, which I wouldn't doubt.