Super expensive race car blows out a tire at very high speed on famous track

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/08/11/super-expensive-race-car-blows.html

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Gotta go fast!

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Lewis Hamilton showed the world how to win a race on three tyres last week. (Video behind link)

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Probably needs the link as F1 seem to have barred it playing on third party sites.

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Well, that’s a “hand me my brown pants!” moment.

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At least it was being driven in the manner that was intended, instead of stop-and-go traffic or to a celebrity-studded event.

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Have to hand it to Gran Turismo, I’ve driven that track like a bazillion times and its remarkably accurate. Right down to the same “oh crap” moment when I lost traction and spun out.

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Until the blowout, I seriously thought I was watching a video game (why did I keep watching?). Is this a real-time, first-person view of the driver?

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Hats off to the driver for keeping cool head and not making the situation worse by panicking, and performing a nice controlled slide into the shoulder.

This is the reason that performance drivers practice braking control and knowing when NOT to apply them so that control of the vehicle is maintained.

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Back when I couldn’t sleep but instead watched online videos, they’d always devolve to Nordschleife - Nürburgring where anyone can drive whatever vehicle they bring to the track. It’s often entertaining. Then, next, crashes on the 'Ring, then rally car crashes and ultimately plane crashes. I definitely couldn’t sleep after all that so I stopped looking at anything with a screen. Indica drops are much more effective.

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Yeah, racing super cars can make for some serious entertainment.

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Such a lovely sound from the car until it goes badly.

It isn’t that I didn’t have time or want to watch the video (as I took time to craft this), but there was little miraculous other than the sound, going on for most of the video. Your point might’ve not been why such a long clip, but I kept watching waiting for something to happen, as scrubbing on my device is not always productive. I feel like a pedant with this reply. Then again, I ask for better notes on sources from authors too. I will now grab my Quixotic lance and zoom in loops along my Internet track like a Lamborghini to be destroyed as it looses control.

@jlw Could have noted the good stuff happens towards the end of the video, or mor specify written “jump to 3m 15s if you wish”, or coded the video to start at 3 Minutes 15 seconds by appending &t=3m15s or &t=195s to the video’s url provided by YouTube when it is a browser, or by dropping the non shortened mobile URL into a site like youTubeTime.

Good stuff starts near 3 minute 15 seconds


Source: Youtube clip from Boingboing titled Super Expensive Race Car Blows by Jason Weisberger - 2020 08 11, original video posted to YouTube by user Fredrick Søerlie titled Attacking the Nordschleife in the Zyrus Lamborhini Huracan LP1200, then the tyre explodes at 210kmh! - 2020 08 10 .

Edits to add unneeded text and clarification

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I mean, come on guys, its a crash video. We know they happen towards the end. Click half way, click 3/4ths. If the crash has happened, click left part way, and it should be near the event.

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Lou Reed singing “does anyone need a $60,000 car?” on Strawman seems almost quaint now. But I would still say, no.

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Car’s got a lot of pickup.

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Or you could have looked at the image in the article and noted the time (upper right of the smart dash) and realized that the car must have still been driving at that point and started there…

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That kinda looks like fun. Which I think is becoming my de facto response on this forum lately.

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Ok then, why did the driver keep driving?

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Sure, but how much can it tow?

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It’s a model made before catalytic converters, so it’ll run good on regular gas.

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