Ever wonder what it's like to be a Porsche 911 Cup engine, hanging out behind the axle as the tarmac unfurls, inches away from your face — rivals attacking and receding like charging lions — as if you're some adrenalin junkie looking for a fix? Well, here you go.

As this footage, from the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, reminds us, being a 911 engine is definitely not for the typical squeamish bags 'o parts among us.