Definitely the most talked about story this week is the huge crash of the 230 mph Corvette Z06 at the Texas Mile. Hinson Motorsports was running the 1400 hp twin-turbo Corvette when it crashed spectacularly off the runway. Posting on Facebook yesterday, Hinson Motorsports promised to release their own footage and they did so today.
Hinson Motorsports had set a world record on Friday for a Standing Mile in a Corvette with a pass at 224 mph. As they tried to best that number during Saturday’s run, the Z06 went airborne and rolled once before sliding to stop on its wheels. Miraculously, the driver walked away from the crash and the team has vowed to be back in another Corvette soon.
Here is new video from Hinson Motorsports showing the Corvette Z06 being built, dynoed and its record setting pass. There are several angles that show the crash, but it’s still not clear what exactly caused the Z06 to get airborne.
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[VIDEO] Twin-Turbo Corvette Flips at 230 mph at the Texas Mile