The video you are about to see was recorded at a stop light in The Woodlands where the driver of a Corvette C5 decided to do a drag race with an owner of the current-gen Corvette C6. Just like they do in the movies, both drivers decided to rev their V8 engines and pushed the acceleration pedal down to the floor when the green light came on. The race lasted for only 9 seconds because the owner of the C5 lost control of his car and hit the C6.
Since nothing bad happened to the motorcyclist in the following video, we can consider this accident as a funny one in which a careless scooter driver managed to hit a barrier of flexible plastic poles. The video you are about to see has been edited to look like a Mario game. Enjoy the clip which in less than two weeks it was seen by more than two million people.
Without any doubt, one of the most terrible scenarios that can happen while you are driving on the road is hydroplaning and aquaplaning. This happens when the water in front of the tires accumulates faster than the car’s tires can pump it out through the grooves and in many cases this leads to losing traction and thus losing control of the car.
As you can see from this video, driving on a flooded highway is very dangerous as this slippery road caused a lot of accidents. We don’t know for sure where this happened, probably in China.
Back in late August this year, a prototype of the upcoming 2012 BMW M6 crashed while undergoing some tests at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife. That accident occurred in wet conditions on the part of the track called the “Galgenkopf”. The driver of the car was coming around a right-sided curve and he lost the control of the M6 and hit a barrier.
2012 BMW M6 (prototype)
This new accident also occurred on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife and the prototype of the M6 took a lot of damage, especially in the front and rear ends of the vehicle. According to the journalists from WorldCarFans, the car was undergoing a very demanding 300-lap endurance test when that accident happened, eight laps before the finish. It seems that the driver of the BMW M6 lost control of the vehicle at Fuchsrohe.
What you are about to see is a driver by the name of David Besnard who barely escaped the bursting flames coming from his crashed V8 Supercar. The driver lost the control of his car while he was doing more than 143 mph (230 km/h) due to brake failure on the 112th lap of the 1000 kilometer race that was organized on the second weekend of this month in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.
The car hit the wall rear end first which lead to the rupture of the fuel cell. The fuel that was spilled on the track ignited and the driver unstrapped himself and managed to walk away from the car. Who knows what might have happened if those acting marshals haven’t been on the scene right away.
If the guys who made the Mad Max movies would decide to make a new one, this is the car that Mel Gibson should be driving. Anyway, this dragster can do the quarter mile in six seconds but as you can see for yourselves, it’s rather difficult to control it as apparently it likes pinball more than it should.
The 79th edition of the famous Le Mans endurance race was won once again by Audi, this time with their spectacular R18 TDI model. The Audi Team Joest drivers Marcel Fassler from Switzerland, Andre Lotterer from Germany and Benoit Treluyer from France managed to finish the race just over 13 seconds ahead of the second-place Peugeot 908.
You probably know that the German automaker Audi has been dominating the Le Mans for the last few years with the R-Series TDI race cars, but Peugeot has also done a pretty good job, winning the 2009 Le Mans.
The winning R18 TDI was the number 2 car and it was the only one who managed to cross the finish line as the number 1 and number 3 cars crashed. The good news is that drivers Allan McNish and Mike Rockenfeller didn’t suffer any injuries.
Yesterday during the Australian V8 Supercar series at Barbagallo a pretty scare accident occurred, before even the first corner. Karl Reindler in his Holden Commodore stalled after the green flag was waved and he was rammed behind by driver Steve Owen. The latter already had reached to almost 95 mph when he hit Karl.
The impact was so powerful that Reindler’s car burst into flames, sending both vehicles into the infield. The good news is that Karl managed to escape with only a couple of minor burns on his face and hands. Owen wasn’t injured at all, but the officials of the race sent him to the medical center after the driver complained of soreness.
This is a Porsche 997 GT2 in Martini livery that recently has crashed in Finland. The good news is that nobody was injured in this accident and both occupants managed to survive without any scratches. According to Italehti, a Finnish newspaper, the car flipped over while travelling on a dual carriageway, approximately 6 km north of Helsinki’s city center. (more…)
Last weekend at the inaugural Global RallyCross Championship, Marcus Gronholm managed to win both races, but people talked more about Kenney’s accident rather than Gronholm’s success. Kenney was behind Hyundai driver Marcus Dodd and he wanted to win back the lost ground. However, his 70-foot jump didn’t turn out to be as he hoped and the result you can see for yourselves. (more…)
On their way to breaking yet another speed record, the guys over at Hinson Motorsports ran into a little bit of problems last week at the Texas Mile when their twin-turbo Corvette Z06 decided to do some off-road adventures. Speed and grass don’t go well together and the “Vette turned over once before landing back on its wheels.”
The good news is that the driver walked away from the terrible accident, proving once again the strict safety standards found at the Texas Mile, as well as the strength of that car. Hinson Motorsports will not give up and they plan to bring a new car as soon as possible.
This year, one of the “hottest” topics was the fires involving the new Ferrari 458 Italia (1, 2, 3, 4) but things cooled down after Ferrari finally came out and admitted something is wrong with their new car and issued a major recall to fix a faulty adhesive used to attach a heat shield under the rear fender. Everything until now, when another 458 caught fire in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Not many details are available, like when this happened or if the car was taken to a Ferrari dealer to have the adhesive fixed, but it sure does raise a lot of questions.
Check out two videos of the burning car after the jump. (more…)
Video: Nascar and tuning legend Jack Roush injured after plane crash
Mustang and Nascar fans have no doubt heard about the legendary Jack Roush. He is not only the boss of the Roush Fenway Racing team, but also the owner of the Roush Performance tuning company.
Sadly, the 68-year old Roush has been involved at the beginning of the week in a plane crash, his second in 8 years. It seems that while attempting to land his company’s private jet on the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the plane went out of of control and, despite Roush’s last second corrections, nose dived into the tarmac.
Luckily, both Roush and one of his female employees, Brenda K. Strickland, managed to walk away from the crash site. The hospital revealed that his condition was critical, but is now stable. His company revealed that Roush will walk away healthy, but some surgery is needed.
This is Jack Roush’s second airplane crash in 8 years, as he was forced to crash land his World War II fighter in a lake back in 2002.
Hit the jump to see the news story from ESPN and let’s wish mister Roush a healthy recovery.