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Old 03-10-2013, 03:50 PM
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Hey everyone. Wasn't me, but yes it was my old car. Bummer, that was a beauty. I heard the driver is ok, but man it was only the second day he had it! Kevin from UGR told me he had just sent the car down there. What a shame.
Wow, def. sucks. Good news is that the driver was okay though!
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Hey everyone. Wasn't me, but yes it was my old car. Bummer, that was a beauty. I heard the driver is ok, but man it was only the second day he had it! Kevin from UGR told me he had just sent the car down there. What a shame.
Well, that is good news. There was concern. But too bad for whoever the driver was. Still us FChatter 458-types are a tight bunch.
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It makes sense that it wasn't GRahal09 driving. He's an Indycar driver, and knows how to handle nasty machines.
Indeed. And I am old enough to recall his dad's exploits and successes. Actually wasn't that long ago.
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L4P states it was driven by a friend of the owner.
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L4P states it was driven by a friend of the owner.
"Dietrich" perhaps?
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Hey everyone. Wasn't me, but yes it was my old car. Bummer, that was a beauty. I heard the driver is ok, but man it was only the second day he had it! Kevin from UGR told me he had just sent the car down there. What a shame.
Wow that's great to hear.

I hate to say this but racing a car like that after only 2 days behind the wheel.... kinda stupid.
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Wow that's great to hear.

I hate to say this but racing a car like that after only 2 days behind the wheel.... kinda stupid.
"Kinda" doesn't begin to say it.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:13 PM
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Driver is ok, it was at the Amelia Island municipal airport. It was dry and straight line run just not enough runway and obviously not enough time to stop the vehicle.
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Driver is ok, it was at the Amelia Island municipal airport. It was dry and straight line run just not enough runway and obviously not enough time to stop the vehicle.
Not enough runway to stop?

It's not like he was trying to land a 747!

Thankfully he is alright and will live to fight another day...but this was not the runway's fault
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"Kinda" doesn't begin to say it.
Good grief... I hope he had insurance in on it... two days after I sure HOPE all that paper work was filed for full coverage!
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This was a TT 458 from UGR. The thing made about 700 hp thereby enabling higher top end acceleration and speeds which would have been accessible on the runway. Braking distances increase as the square of the speed, so that given Car and Driver's measurement of 146 ft to stop from 70 mph, a 458 doing 210 mph would need a quarter of a mile to stop. Someone not used to stopping from that speed would be likely to end up in the trees. I personally experienced the effect a couple of years ago when I took a Lamborghini to 207 mph at Mojave Spaceport (with tailwind) on their 14,000 ft runway. I started braking before I could see the end of the runway; good thing too.
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Good grief... I hope he had insurance in on it... two days after I sure HOPE all that paper work was filed for full coverage!
Good luck with that. Insurance typically doesn't cover "racing" of which this certainly is. He's probably on his own.
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Wow that's great to hear.

I hate to say this but racing a car like that after only 2 days behind the wheel.... kinda stupid.
I've my 458 spider a total of 3 days. Just gotta to take it to a race track NOW!
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Someone not used to stopping from that speed would be likely to end up in the trees. I personally experienced the effect a couple of years ago when I took a Lamborghini to 207 mph at Mojave Spaceport (with tailwind) on their 14,000 ft runway. I started braking before I could see the end of the runway; good thing too.
What is the safest way to quickly slow down from 200mph+ speeds?

I'm guessing its more than just slam the brakes.
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What is the safest way to quickly slow down from 200mph+ speeds?

I'm guessing its more than just slam the brakes.
A parachute isn't a bad idea.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:40 PM
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I was attending the Festivals of Speed yesterday and I must say for the first year the turnout was Fantastic!

A gentleman brought his Underground Racing 458 to the airstrip and well....it wasn't long enough, ending rather badly.

Fortunately he's ok but the car was not....
Good thing that the driver is okay. That's ALL it matters.
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Good thing that the driver is okay. That's ALL it matters.
True. Cars can be replaced. People can't.
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How long before its on eBay with a clean title no stories?

Glad to hear the driver walked away, must be a well engineered and built car, good to know. Expensive lesson though.
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What is the safest way to quickly slow down from 200mph+ speeds?

I'm guessing its more than just slam the brakes.
There should have been a sand trap to slow cars down quickly like they have in F1, it would help if any of those cars would get brake fade as well as a final safety measure. The driver is lucky he didn't hit any trees head on as he made his way off the runway.

Happy to see he is ok!
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Hey everyone. Wasn't me, but yes it was my old car. Bummer, that was a beauty. I heard the driver is ok, but man it was only the second day he had it! Kevin from UGR told me he had just sent the car down there. What a shame.
glad it was not you but WOW only the second day GEEZ
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