• Mar 28, 2011
Texas Mile Corvette crash – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Over the weekend, we told you about the Hinson Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that flipped at a mind-bending 230 miles per hour. Amazingly, the driver wasn't seriously hurt, and we were happy to see that at least one enterprising camera man took photos of the wreck.

But seriously, folks, if cars are going 230 miles per hour, someone should be getting video, right? At least one person was, and although the video is a bit rough (read: very rough), you can clearly see a speeding bullet dressed up as a Vette rolling near top speed. Amazingly, the jazzed-up Z06 appears to roll but one time before landing back on its wheels and spinning to safety. Is that a Corvette or a cat? Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself. Thanks to all for the tips.



[Source: The Daily Hoon]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      The photographer in the video doesn't run to offer assistance... instead, he checks his camera to see if he got the shot. Thoughtful.

      - Mike
        • 3 Years Ago
        The infield photog looks like a 'she' not 'he' (albeit a moot point) and agreed there doesn't appear to be a hint of "I wonder if the driver is ok, let me check" exhibited. Rather just a "let me check my camera to see if I caught the carnage in progress".
        • 3 Years Ago
        I noticed that too, but the distance is deceptive. That photog wouldn't have gotten there in any short amount of time. She took only a few steps and the emer truck was at the vehicle.
      • 3 Years Ago
      As I thought when I saw the pics... loosing back grip as all american chasis :( sad but true
      • 3 Years Ago
      Surprisingly intact after such a high-speed crash.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Something sweet rolled by there in the foreground...
      • 3 Years Ago
      GOOD GRIEF...Augusto Gabaldoni has got to be the WORST cameraman in the world !!!!! I think my 12 year old son could have done better at keeping the subject in the picture frame ! What an idiot !
      • 3 Years Ago
      The wind may have got him............Been blowing pretty hard the last 2 weeks...........
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't wait to hear the "only if they did this one simple step" armchair analysis from all the >200 MPH experts here in the comments.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Maybe we could get a Mercedes Benz engineer from their Le Mans racing program to comment?

        Oh, wait, Benz doesn't know anything about keeping cars on the ground, either.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not downplaying the seriousness of the accident (any crash at speed can be potentially fatal) but as far as high speed crashes go, this one wasn't that bad.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Any crash you can walk away from is a good one.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Luckily so, probably a combination of the landing on some rather smooth terrain, only flipped 2-3 times from what I see.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Crazy!! First there was the video of the Lambo crashing at that track, and now this? Could it be at the same point on the track where both cars lose control? How smooth is this surface for these type of speeds?
        • 3 Years Ago
        I've been out there and have been 175+ both times. It's pretty flat, but you start packing a lot of air under the nose of the car... it gets scary toward 200. As for 230+ (cars there have gone over 240), you're covering more than the length of a football field PER SECOND... nothing seems flat at that speed.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What's with the camera guy nonchalantly looking at his pictures and walking away as the wreckage comes to a stop?
        • 3 Years Ago
        He is a camera guy what the hell do you expect him to do? A big rule at the track is if you are not a trained professional safety person and something goes down...you gtf away and let the professionals do their job. He would have been more trouble then help if he ran up there.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Maybe the sight of blood makes him queasy. I wouldn't likely go either. Puking and fainting don't help anyone. I can hardly stand getting stitches. Yup, got the shot...my job is done.

      • 3 Years Ago
      Aerodynamics that work great at sane speeds well under 200 mph cannot be counted on to keep the car on the ground at higher speeds.
      • 3 Years Ago
      With his exit, it looks like he had a full cage, possibly HANS, and hopefully a full fire-suppression system. Still, walking away from any crash at that speed in a road car (or otherwise) is pretty impressive.
        • 3 Years Ago
        car only had a 6 point cage!
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