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[VIDEO] Twin-Turbo Corvette Flips at 230 mph at the Texas Mile

by Keith Cornett on March 28, 2011

Twin-Turbo Corvette Flips at 230 mph at the Texas Mile

When you see the enormity of this crash on video, its amazing that the driver not only lived, but walked away. With 1,400 awe-inspiring horsepower on tap, the Hinson Motorsports twin turbo Corvette Z06 was on its way to breaking speed records at the Texas Mile this weekend when the car left the runway at 230 mph, flipping once and coming to rest on its wheels in the grass.

The weekend started out well for Hinson as they ran 224.5 MPH on Friday in the Z06 on what they call “very low boost”. After crosswinds got high, they packed it up for the evening and returned to the track on Saturday.

Hinson Motorsports posted the following statement regarding the crash:

“Our record breaking Corvette was well on the way to raising the bar again when it left the track at over 230mph. The driver walked away and has been released from the hospital. The car rolled one time and landed back on the wheels. This a testament to following safety guidelines and building a safe car.”

The team has stated that additional pictures and video will be made shortly. In the meantime, here are some photos that have been posted on The Daily Hoon

Twin-Turbo Corvette Flips at 230 mph at the Texas Mile Twin-Turbo Corvette Flips at 230 mph at the Texas Mile Twin-Turbo Corvette Flips at 230 mph at the Texas Mile


Source:
Autoblog and The Daily Hoon

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