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A horrific crash at the Willow Springs Raceway in California was all captured on camera when enthusiast Peter Tryce lost control of his Cobra while driving at 130 MPH. Amazingly Tryce survived and was not seriously injured.

In the video, Tryce recounts his thoughts leading up to and during the accident.

"What was that? Something didn't feel right. The car just got real loose for a second, then seemed OK," he explains.

"Then, with no warning, the car veers hard right, just before the Brake Zone on the fastest part of the track. Something breaks in the front suspension or steering. At 130+ miles it's time to start praying. And I did."

As the car comes to a rest, Tryce recounts the one thought going through his mind: " I am thanking God that I am alive right now."

The crash left a trail of debris 500 feet long and utterly destroyed the car.



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Video looks totally fake, car starts to slide one way and then in the video everything is turning the opposite way.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Noticed several comments that the A/C 427 Cobra was not the "baddest." Well, how about the fastest street car ever made from zero to 100mph to zero? If that's not bad, then what do you call bad? I just ran across an article on that subject. Even today, the only streetable car in the world to match the Cobra's zero-100 mph-zero time under 10 secs is the Bugatti Veyron which currently sells for UKP880,000 -- that's about US$1.4 million. Also, how many of these Monday-morning quarterbacks have ever seen an original A/C 427 Cobra, much less driven one or even ridden in one? I met a Japanese guy (mayor of Yamanakako, Japan) who owns an auto museum. He and his brother each own original Cobras. The mayor was so happy with my fluency in Japanese that he let me drive his Cobra. I suggest you drive one first and then come back here and tell us it's not "bad."
        jragga
        • 3 Years Ago
        Haha, and yeah it's like 400+ horsepower on about 2000 lbs... The Bugatti is so fast it would be hard to keep up with visually... Quad Turbo... About the same as riding in the Space Shuttle at launch...
      kevin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wild video! That was crazy when the licence plate flew from the back to the front. And is it me, or was it a red car on the track, but a green car on the truck??? Anyway, great vid, and its great that that guy didn't get all messed up!
      jrsurferboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      i hope that was not,the real deal cobra.or you would be crying,for weeks!
        kevin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jrsurferboy
        I'm pretty sure it was a replica.
        budshort
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jrsurferboy
        Real Cobras are aluminum, this car is a fiberglass kit car, obviously not a real Cobra.
      rbroyhill
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear geebo2b, You are an idiot! Crawl back in your dark hole.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Something broke all right. lol more like he lost it in the start of a turn with the brakes on,,,,looks like be got bitc_slapped by his passenger seatbelt.
      • 3 Years Ago
      At frame 1:08 in my opion there is a face looking at him, with a white stripe across the forehead and black head covering flowing down the back of the head.
      alfredschrader
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok, I've actually driven cars at more than 130 miles per hour. This car is doing maybe 35 or 40 mph. More like he shifted too late and the rear end got loose. At 130 mph, a low center of gravity car like that Cobra will flip like the wheels in a slot machine. I don't recommend anything over 40 mph in an open top vehicle like the Cobra because of flying debris in a crash....Al-
        vlady1000
        • 3 Years Ago
        @alfredschrader
        LOL.....a new "dumbest comment" winner, if the poster was serious.........I am still trying to figure if it was just a joke post.
        mrmrkw01
        • 3 Years Ago
        @alfredschrader
        Thanks for that info professor. Now go clean your room or mom won't buy you any ice cream.
      • 3 Years Ago
      who's the idiot that ran over to help and pushes down on his helmet to take it off. He wasn't holding it,he was pushiing down. What if he had a spinal injury. what a putts.
      T Rock
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thank god he is OK, thats why roll bars and other safety equipment is required- it saved his life. Too bad about the cobra tho
      • 3 Years Ago
      Giddyup LiL' 409
      Nobody Nose
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's see a Gubment Motors Chevy Volt take that kind of punishment, save its driver AND come out of it looking relatively pretty unscathed. Not gonna happen.
        Mike Bobinis
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nobody Nose
        You win the award for Least Relevant Post ever...lol
        Fredo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nobody Nose
        Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
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