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Old 07-31-2007, 09:47 AM   #1
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look how easily GT3 997 can be wrecked

I once sat in a 996 GT3 in a torrential downpour, scariest drive of my life.
But I thought well I guess its only easy to lose in the wet....NOT

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LZpJYWe8s0A

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I'm surprised this guy didn't let go of the wheel just before impact. That's a good way to hurt yourself. But I guess its hard to think in such a situation.

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Is that smoke near the end of the video?
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I think its dust smoke would really suck no insurace when ur on the track!!

edit: nope deff smoke
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:03 AM   #4
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Is that smoke near the end of the video?
It is from the airbag.
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wow!....that will get the blood going.
thanks for posting
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im surprised that throughout the whole video he didn't say a word.
i know if that happened to me it would be bleep bleep all over the place.
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What exactly went wrong there? I was watching with no sound (at the office) - didn't know if there was some clue I missed?
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What exactly went wrong there? I was watching with no sound (at the office) - didn't know if there was some clue I missed?
Looks like he carried too much speed + over correction with the steering + braking while losing traction.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:08 PM   #9
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no i don't think he was going too fast. If you look at the very momment he rides up on the curb the rear of the car starts to swing out and he wasn't prepared.
Not sure if that could have been prevented with an eariler reaction. He also might have erroneously let off the gas just slightly, when when he made contact with the curb.

But I'm just amazed at how easily it happened. I would have thought that the whole 911 'superior rear grip due to weight over the rear axle' theory would have given the driver a little more lattitude.
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Is that smoke near the end of the video?
Its airbag gases
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From the looks of this video, I think my 1992 toyota corolla can outhandle a 911 gt3. All that money wasted on buying performance when you have to relearn how to drive a backarse rear weight car.
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WOW!

That's how my Porsche Sport Exhaust sounds!
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Did the guy have PASM/PSM on?

How does insurance work for something like this? Call to State Farm agent, "I have no idea what happened, I came out to my driveway this morning and this is what I saw..."
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Did the guy have PASM/PSM on?

How does insurance work for something like this? Call to State Farm agent, "I have no idea what happened, I came out to my driveway this morning and this is what I saw..."
I rememeber no insurance company covers off-road driving.
He would have to pay for it himself or made up a fraud.
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well typically you buy extra insurance for track events. Being that this happened in Belgium I'm sure they are more willing to offer insurance for these sort of things at much lower rates vs. the USA where there is a lawyer camped out in the parking lot waiting to have a chat with the guy who just wrecked his $100,000.00 Porsche. "Oh yeah sure I saw the whole thing, I think we need to look at those Michelin Cup Tires I bet you they were faulty."
At the Nurburgring you sign a waiver that basically says its all your own fault if you crash. Yet the scrape people off that road every day, they keep coming in bikes and cars to go flat out.
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If I lived near the ring, I'd be flat broke from going every day, but damned if I wouldn't see what my yugo (All that I would be able to afford after track fees.repairs) could do!
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nice follow up....
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Outch!!! Thats wasnt a nice day for him...
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:48 AM   #20
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Imagine what this woman could do in that GT3!
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