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The incorrect way to gauge your speed for a ramp jump – Click above to watch video after the, ahem, jump

Planning on attempting a ramp jump in an automobile? We have a tip for you: Don't use a Dacia 1310. Why? Apparently it can build up too much speed, causing you and your co-driver to overshoot your landing area. Either that, or you need to reconsider your high school math skills...

Check out this clip from a stunt performed in 1995. We believe it takes place in Romania, and we've also found reports that say both driver and co-driver were okay, which seems to be the case if you watch all the way through the end. That last bit is miraculous because the duo manage to soar quite a bit further than they anticipated. Strap in and come fly with us past the jump to view the clip.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      The two Roma Gypsies are practicing for a robbery getaway.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Romanians aren't gypsies, some (a lot) gypsies are Romanians.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If romania isn't considered a third world country, it should be.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lucky for us we landed by the ambulance, Grigore!
      • 4 Years Ago
      ..here hold ma vodka...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't even see a landing ramp.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's because he overshot it by about 100 feet.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's the Romanian "NHTSA" frontal crash testing the Dacia 1310 (using live dummies)...so no landing ramps are needed.

        Dacia 1310 *****(!)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think they did their math wrong...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Math was fine, they just forgot to see how badly out of whack the speedometer was..LOL
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was born and raised in Romania (moved to the US in '98), and having owned a Dacia 1310, I have to say I'm surprised they made it out alive. The car went virtually unchanged for 40 years. I can't say I remember the event happening, but I find it pretty funny that the whole thing was sponsored by an insurance company. Good thing they had a roll cage and helmets :D.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It did happen in Romania, in 1995. I found a Romanian forum with more info about the event. It was a math mistake that led to this ridiculous outcome. To make things worse, the stuntmen didn't perform the calculations themselves, it would appear they used the services of a state institution for that. During the communism there was such a thing as dedicated institutions in major cities where all sort of calculations were done using computers and math skills. After 1989, everything went downhill and during the '90 it was the worst of times because everything that belonged to the state was underfunded, understaffed, degrading quickly and/or being intentionally bankrupt and then bought for nothing by a new wave of businessmen, most of which were key participants in the communist state apparatus, with a new capitalist face. So it makes sense why this happens, the computations were probably made by the parking lot guard.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the end of the video: for all paramedics, thats the bystanders worst-case scenario
      • 4 Years Ago
      ... somehow I'd be surprised if they thought that far into the physics involved.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like how at the 1:07 mark it sounds like a P51 Mustang coming in to strafe the crowd.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They overshot it so badly that they almost hit the spectators' cars and the fire truck. Wow!
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