The formula of Top Gear Korea is seemingly about the same as it is everywhere else in the world, including the flagship British original: involve interesting cars in fantastical situations with charismatic hosts. That prescription has proved to be pretty reliable over the years, and has lead to some truly memorable and exciting pieces of television.

Something like that was undoubtedly what the Korean producers were after when they lined up this segment – a drag race between a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and an AH1 Cobra military helicopter. The planners almost certainly did not expect the filming of the segment to go quite as wrong as it actually did, with the helicopter actually crashing into the dirt after the "drag race" had been completed. Thankfully, we're told that no one was seriously injured in the crash, but the footage, in the video below, is pretty damn chilling to watch, nevertheless.



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      Yo G Dawg
      • 1 Year Ago
      And on that bombshell...
      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow! The ZR1 is so fast that it can take out helicopter gunships just by going around corners! :-D Glad no one was hurt...
      PiCASSO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow...
        Hi
        • 1 Year Ago
        @PiCASSO
        Insert politically incorrect "asians can't drive" joke here .......
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      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's what the rotorheads call a 'hard landing.'
        yrator77
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        My chopper pilot friend tells me they call that a "successful landing", since he lived...
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      Soooooo... The Corvette won?
      Dart
      • 1 Year Ago
      Rule # 1 when flying: Always know your position relative to the ground. Glad he made it out (mostly) intact.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      wow. most expensive episode of top gear i suspect. (yes i know, they probably have an insure. damn lucky that noone got injured.
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      yoonwolf
      • 1 Year Ago
      Top gear korea? wow!!! I want to see Genesis coup VS north korea MIG 21
      Daniel McShutty
      • 1 Year Ago
      the corvette driver was sure taking his time to render aid. In fact he looked like he was weighing his options, and considering taking off ..haha
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Glad that no one was killed.
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