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Video: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Doing 230 MPH Crashes At Texas Mile

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There’s a reason why incredibly fast cars have an assortment of strangely styled aerodynamic components stuck to their bodies--to keep them glued to the ground. Travelling at similar speeds to aircraft taking off, cars too can have trouble staying on the ground, which is exactly what happened to this highly modified Chevrolet Corvette Z06 you see here attempting to set a new record at the Texas Mile.

The car was modified by tuning firm Hinson Motorsports and developed upwards of 1,428 horsepower--at the wheels! Some of the modifications included a unique rear-mounted twin-turbocharger system, reinforced engine internals, uprated fuel injectors, and a Quaiffe differential.

The tuning firm is glad to report that despite the car leaving the track at speeds in excess of 230 mph, the driver was okay and managed to walk away from the resulting wreck. The car rolled over before landing back on its wheels.

Below is a video of the incident as well as a promotional clip of the Corvette during a 214 mph run late last year. You may recall that at the same event last year, a highly modified Lamborghini Gallardo also crashed in spectacular fashion.

[The Daily Hoon]



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  1. Lucky lucky lucky. Not many who have crashed at that speed can say they walked away.
     
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  2. That is one lucky man!!!! Also I'm stunnd there is no roll cage or at least I dont see any signs of one in the pics. Just some tube conecting the A and B posts so that the car does not fold in on itself from having 1400 horse power at the wheels....
     
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  3. That guy must have nine lives if he walked away from a high speed crash; very impressive. I was hoping for video of the crash tho.
     
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  4. Ok really people? I'm not saying it's not impressive and yeah the dude's lucky if he walked away without injury but this isn't really a 'crash' as you can see in the video, it's more of a wipeout. Everyone keeps saying 'lucky lucky lucky to walk away from a crash,' he didn't crash into anything. A roll or two and an upright landing. If he slammed into a tree or wall, then yes he would be lucky to walk away from a CRASH. morons.
     
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  5. By Favo, it's a crash... The car rolled a few times at 230 MPH. The fact that it ended up being "just" a roll and a long skid was pure luck. This could have ended up as an end over end crash that would have had a far different ending.
     
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  6. Somebody buy that cameraman a tripod
     
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