• Jun 16, 2007
When we wrote about the NSX-takeover at Castle Combe last month, it seemed that one aspect of the story slipped through the cracks – and the press release that was issued.

On the very first hot lap of JapFest, one of the 43 NSXs that took to the track crashed in a relatively unspectacular display of rotational inertia that's inherent when piloting a midship supercar. According to the video's poster, the driver was behind the wheel of an NA1, and while taking a 90-degree right-hander (probably on cold tires) the driver overcorrected some mild oversteer, and proceeded directly into a wall, subsequently flipping his "everyday supercar."

Thankfully, the other 42 participants concluded their day unscathed. Two videos, one of the crash and another of the NSX being transported on a flatbed, are posted after the jump.

Thanks for the tip, Paul.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Ouch!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow..... that was violent overcorrection on his part. I haven't driven an NSX, but man..... that guy (hopefully) didn't have much track experience. Shame, though. Beautiful car, and I'm very glad that no one seemed to have been hurt. Rollovers are scary things.
      • 7 Years Ago
      One less NSX, one more idiot discovered. The driver's safety was owed to good engineering. The real tragedy is that the body repairs would cost what the car's value is. A 1990s NSX ranges from $30,000 to $40,000.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a good thing that it wasn't ANOTHER Enzo ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Stupidity knows no bounds........
      • 7 Years Ago
      Notice that after he flips the headlights open & close!

      Arm chair racer....
      I think his drift was NOT a power drift, rather it was a loss of traction drift from coming into the corner too fast. The engine braking made the rear end loose. When the rear end regained traction the front wheels were pointing the direction to control the drift. Just like coming off an icy overpass and getting traction on the other side. Instant directional change. The only thing that would have saved him is to have come into the corner with the clutch in.
      What do you think?
      • 7 Years Ago
      That was some of the most terrible track work I've ever seen. NEVER slow down to look at a crash. NEVER stop on a track. If you do, GET OFF the track. Hey, safety car, don't enter the track going the WRONG WAY when there are still cars coming. Hey, drivers, when you see the safety car coming AT YOU, you then might actually want to stop moving.
      • 7 Years Ago
      He only needed to keep drifting and everything would be OK, moron...
      • 7 Years Ago
      The car hit that wall hard enough to completely roll over, yet the rear hardly looks that damaged.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Horrible camera operator. Right at the climax of the crash he aims the camera away from the car. Sheesh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      WTF is the cameraman laughing about? Even if the guy isn't a fan of the NSX he should be somber. Especially considering he didn't know the status of the driver. The only idiots here are the cameraman and his mates.