• Mar 29, 2011
Hinson Motorsports crash at the 2011 Texas Mile – Click above to view video after the jump

Over the weekend, we showed you a horrifying series pf pictures from Hinson Motorsports' 230-mile-per-hour crash at the Texas Mile. The tuner's twin-turbo Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was trying to break its own 224-mph standing-mile record for Corvettes when something went badly awry.

Even now, nobody's quite sure what caused the nearly 2,000-horsepower Vette to go airborne, but it did, rolling several times before coming to rest on its wheels. The new video after the jump offers multiple perspectives on the crash as it happened, and it looks much more violent in the videos than it did in the earlier video footage and stills we saw.

Once again, the driver somehow managed to walk away from the crash unharmed, and Hinson has promised to come back with another entry in the Fall.

[Source: Hinson Motorsports via YouTube]



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      Kitty
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great cars I have been driveing them for forty years. Some people are vett people some not ..You know who yor are .. Sounds like most of you guys drive many vans..LOL
      • 3 Years Ago
      Blew the left rear tire
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe the problem was caused by it being plastic American junk! The tape was so it didn't fly apart!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Filed in the category of 'just because you can doesn't mean you should.' It amazes me how much racing teams, super car companies and tuners spend developing aero. Then someone comes along and says "I can do that." I don't mean to be really down on Hinson, they are not the only ones. In 2011, horsepower is the cheapest part of the top-speed equation.
      Thank God is finished shiny-side up.
      • 3 Years Ago
      $10 fire bottle. I always love those. Ok, you just crashed, the cabin (which is still full of plastic & carpet) is on fire, flames are everywhere, poison gas is filling your lungs, do you a) reach up & find the bottle, find the release, pull the pin, aim it at the flames which have propagated or b) grab the belt release & get the ......
      bigwhiskey
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow this is totally not good plublicity to anyone that knows anything about going fast, stock everything a huge motor, and a dinky 6 point roll cage that for drag racing under 13 seconds.

      hope they just stick to building motors..they are lucky they didnt kill the driver this time. maybe next time seek professional help on building a car capable of reaching the speeds safely.

      just cause you can afford it doesnt justify doing it. call me a hater but they had no buisness being there nor did the sanctioning body of the track have any buisness letting that car go that fast without suitable saftey measures...

      dreyjm
      • 3 Years Ago
      went cheap on tires lol
      Jim
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jeez, one would think that they'd have had some pro's doing the videio.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love that exhaust note. Sounds really Pi$$-Offed. Almost Pro-Stock ish.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Call me naive. But what's the monetary benefit of such an exhibition? After all, it's all about $$$.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Exactly, Even if all you want is a stock C6 tuned to 500hp its still nice to know it was done by people who have the experience to make something like this.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pro Tip: Don't abruptly lift at 240mph
        • 3 Years Ago
        Watch the vid again. At about 3:38 you see a puff of smoke. It looks like a left side tire blows, then about a second later 3:39 you hear a 'pop' and he gets sideways - perhaps the wheel failing.
      grimjeeper71
      • 3 Years Ago
      how about a rear spoiler for some extra down force,cost maybe 1,000 bucks..compared to a 300,000 dollar car
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