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Old 11-21-2006, 09:54 AM
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I think it did roll judging by the amount of dark colors vs blue when the car was crashing". Ofcourse the windshield wiper will stay upright as the camera is in a fixed position. How can or can't you see roof damage? You can't even see the roof.
He definitely went airborne after hitting the barrier going backwards, but I think he spun around in midair, not rolled. The blue you see at the bottom is the dashboard as the camera goes back into focus.

Doesn't really matter, it was a pretty bad wreck.
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:06 PM
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More! Lets see more videos and analyse. This thread was great. Especially in th beginning.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:46 PM
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This is a friend of mine, whose pride and joy is a 996 turbo with 700hp. In this clip he's driving a C5 vette. Pushy loosey? It's about 1:20 into the vid.

Edit: did I hear him shift while turning?
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:24 PM
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that turn I guess is a little tricky if you got a lot of rear wheel power because I think it drops away under you. If you lift and get back on the throttle like it seems like this guy is doing, you'll spin. He also crossed the solid white line coming out of the pits (that's a no no) and seems to take a tight line at the first turn. Also, this might just be me and the movie, but he seems to be throwing the car around and pulsing the throttle somewhat, especially at the high speed S-es.

Glad to see he didn't bang up his ride like the 997 GT3 and C5 Vette I saw at VIR last.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:18 PM
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I asked him what happened. He indicated that the ambient temperature was around 50 degrees and it was his first lap of the day. He attributes the spin to the tires not being warmed up. They were R comps. There was no visible damage, but apparently the oil pan got dented or punctured. He threw a rod right through the block later that day. Good bye LS1!!!!
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:49 AM
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I really enjoy this thread and thought I'd add something to it. Picked this one up at Bimmerforums:

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It's about 1:20 into the vid.
Well it's a good thing he took his time to warm up.
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that's for sure!
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:27 AM
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It was too fast to take a turn.Such turn can result in accidents.
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