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> Twin-Turbo Corvette Flips at 230 mph at the Texas Mile. More Video Footage
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post Mar 30 2011, 04:22 PM
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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.”


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post Mar 30 2011, 04:24 PM
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Hinson Motorsports’ Official Video of the 230 MPH Crash at the Texas Mile




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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