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Old 02-27-2012, 09:26 PM   #43

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Originally Posted by hognutz View Post
ha ha. so lossing a car makes you an idiot and stupid???? if you have never spun a car out I have to say 100% you are a puss.

Every pro driver in the world is stupid and an idiot then.

there is no person in the world with much seat time pushing a car to the limit that has not lost one. no way no how.
I loss control of my C4 Vettes many times and it was stupid on a few of those occasions because I knew better...The problem is with not much seat time (a drive with a very powerful new car in the rain) this idiot manages to lose it, period! I am not a pro driver, but I am sure even pro drivers will take their time getting familiar with the behavior of the car and the track and its condition before pushing the limits. When a pro driver loss control it's usually problems with the car as they tend to have a good seat of the pant sense of when they are about to lose control and recover.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:32 PM   #44
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:44 PM   #45
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At least he did not hit the jet dryer! Lol
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:58 PM   #46
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by Tran View Post
Via Aaron Gold's facebook

Oh noes!!! Aaron Gold, a producer on Top Gear USA, met with some misfortune in the rain at VIR with a ZL1 :( :( :(

Damage is just cosmetic however, according to GM.

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Cosmetic for GM but at least $10,000 at a body shop. And ooooooh the insurance rates.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:07 PM   #48
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Wait till his insurance company sees the repair bill total!! His rate just went up!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #49
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Ok, a few factors we're not looking at.

1. Was the driver qualified to really drive the car at high speeds?

2. Why did GM let the driver take it out on a wet course?

3. Did the driver hydro-plane? If so why did track officials let any drivers on the track if water "could" puddle.

There are to many questions, and what if's, and we don't have the answers. Accidents happen, it's to bad that it was on the ZL-1.

I just hope that Top Gear doesn't smear this and make it look like it was the machines fault and not the driver.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:55 AM   #52
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Sad to see the car in that condition...definitely not the last one though
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:12 AM   #53

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Originally Posted by ffrcobra_65 View Post
It seems the awesome suspension of the ZL1 isn't idiot-proof enough.
Probably not a good idea to drive 140 mph in the rain. Just saying . . . .
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:15 AM   #54
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:32 AM   #55

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just cuorious if the air bag's deployed?
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At least he didn't run into the jet dryer!

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