Tag Archives | Crash

…Travis Pastrana is indestructible?

Travis Pastrana New Year No Limits Jump

Travis Pastrana’s world record setting New Year’s Eve rally car jump in his Subaru WRX was impressive:

Travis Pastrana Crash

What’s even more impressive though is that he managed to destroy his practice car and then walk away from the accident like it was no big deal:

The man is either a cat working on his ninth life, or he’s indestructible. Either way, I can’t wait to see what he thinks of next.

…Reiter Engineering makes Lamborghini Gallardos for the dirt?

Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo

Sure, you COULD drive your new Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 on the pavement, but what would be the fun in that?

For those that are looking for a little more adventure out of their six-figure supercar, Reiter Engineering has created a Gallardo that can compete in just about any rally event in the world, including those that take place in the dirt.

Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo Details

To help with this off-road adventure, Reiter Engineering gives the car a smaller rear wing, shorter front splitter, dampers with greater travel and a hand-brake for those quick 180-degree turns that you so often need to make after putting the car nose first into an embankment by the side of the road.

According to Reiter Engineering, “we had absolutely no technical problems whatsoever, which surprised us a little as the suspension forces are incomparably higher than on the race track”.

Sure, it’s not the prettiest way to get your Lamborghini from one town to the next, but it just might be the most fun!

(Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yes, these do get driven, and yes, they also get crashed:

[Reiter Engineering – Lamborghini Gallardo GT3]

[Via: 0-60 Magazine]

…Rhys Millen will try to backflip again on New Years Eve?

Red Bull New Year No Limits

Remember last year when Rhys Millen managed to miss the landing pit during his truck backflip practice and break three vertebrae in his neck and compress and break two vertebrae in his back?

Well apparently his doctors have given him the go and he’s going to give it another try this New Year’s Eve during the second annual Red Bull New Year No Limits event, and he’s even posted a video of the crash to wet everyone’s appetite:

According to Rhys:

Last year we attempted what was before then thought impossible. Laws of physics and vehicle dynamics were pushed to the limits with success, but failure came in one small mis-calculation. My body can be broken but my mind cannot. This year, people will witness the first ramp to ramp back flip in an off-road truck – ever.

In addition to Rhys’ record setting attempt, Robbie Maddison will also be breaking a record during the event as he attempts to jump over 100 feet into the air and land atop the replical Arc de Triomphe in front of Paris Las Vegas. He’ll then drop off the Arc and freefall for more than 50 feet to land on a massive landing ramp below.

I know I’ll be tuning in; will you?

[Red Bull – New Year No Limits]

…Bicycle races are dangerous?

Bicycle Car Crash

This has got to be one of the craziest pictures ever!

What you see here is the crash that killed one and left 10 others injured after the driver, who apparently had been using cocaine before this crash, fell asleep at the wheel and plowed into a bicycle race taking place in Monterrey, Mexico.

There really isn’t anything else to say besides “Wow!” and “Pay attention when driving near a bicycle race!”

[CNN – Car Crashes Into Bike Race]

[Via: The Inquisitr]

…Rally crashes are exciting?

Unintentional Stuntmen

Motive Magazine has put together a fantastic top ten list of YouTube rally crash videos that show why keeping your car rubber side down isn’t always a possibility when things start to get crazy.

[Motive Magazine – YouTube’s Ten Best Rally Crashes]