The Nürburgring is no place for the faint of heart. With speeds up to 300 km/h, countless difficult corners, and dozens of other cars sharing the track also driving at blistering speeds, the ‘Ring can be an overwhelming place for anyone that isn’t used to it. Which is why it’s funny to see Misha Charoudin take his grandmother to the ‘Ring in an Audi R8 V10.
Charoudin’s grandmother is 80 years old and hasn’t done much fast driving in her life, having grown up in the USSR. However, despite the complete and total lack of experience in both fast cars and track driving, she seemed incredibly excited to get into the R8’s passenger seat. Not only that but she seemed perfectly calm and collected, ready to take on 300 km/h. For someone who grew up with Soviet-era cars make 50 horsepower and top speeds of 60 km/h, it’s quite brave to strap into a 600 horsepower rocket and embrace the most difficult track in the world.
Throughout the lap, not only was she not nervous but seemed to genuinely enjoy it. Several times, a real smile grew on her face, as she experience speed and g-forces like never before. More than that, though, there was a noticeable look of pride, as her newfound experience was due entirely to her grandson’s success. It must have been a great feeling for her and for Misha alike.
On the back straight, where Charouding pushed the Audi R8 V10 past 300 km/h (186 mph), she barely seemed phased by it. In fact, after it was over and he told her they’d reached that speed, her only question was “That was it?” A warrior, that woman is.
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