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350Z crash at 150+ mph

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by MarkPDX, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. MarkPDX

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  2. wax

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    I'll tell ya... it came through as an audio file.

    Ain't never seen a waveform car wreck before!
     
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    WOW!! Damn! The driver is lucky to have suffered only some back pain after all that tumbling. That roll cage really protected him.
     
  5. Hubert888

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    thank god for the inventor of Roll Bars!
     
  6. aawil

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    Those long sustained high speeds can be quite dangerous.Nice to see the rollcage did it's job.
     
  7. EspritSE

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    Ouch!

    I have a few VHS tape of the SilverStateClassic races. One of them has a TR that apparently wrecked at over 190mph! Ejected both passengers. The driver lived, but his wife/navigator unfortunately did not.
     
  8. aawil

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    I have the same tape. It was sad really.
     
  9. lotustt

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    Someone please tell me what they were saying in the video and what happened to the car to make it lose control. Blown tire? Engine issues?
     
  10. EspritSE

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    I'll have to wait till I'm home to see the 350Z clip, but the TR had a blowout.
     
  11. Bmyth-FDC

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    omg... I just watched this. That is crazy... it really does reinforce how important it is to have safety gear, doesn't it?!! Thank goodness for the roll-cage!

    I posted a story once about the silver-state in 1997... now in the archives of off-topic... mustang blew a tire at 170 .... pantera went off the road at 200... nothing left but the roll-cage.

    http://www.ferrarichat.com/discus/messages/132929/308720.html
     
  12. Dave328

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    It seems to me that the 350Z suffered catastrophic engine/driveline failure. He tried to slow it down by down shifting, but the rear tires were probably getting a 20w50 bath, that's when it spun. Of course I don't speak Japanese so this is all speculation.

    Dave
     
  13. jonesn

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    I'll never drive over 130 without a rollcage.
     
  14. damcgee

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    I haven't seen the video yet (DL'ing it now) but if this is the thoroughly tuned orange Z, it had a blowout. An article on this was in Autoweek (or one of those magazines -- I subscribe to 6 right now) about a month ago.

    As was mentioned -- the rollcage did its job.
     

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