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Old 06-27-05, 07:20 PM
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Viper Attack! at VIR (video)

This apparently happend at the mazda VIR event the other day...

http://jeffsweb.net/viperattack.php
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Old 06-27-05, 07:47 PM
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I would have filled my fireproof underwear on that one...
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Old 06-27-05, 07:53 PM
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damn that scared the bejezzus out of me!!!

wow, that was a close one..
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Old 06-27-05, 07:56 PM
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Old 06-27-05, 08:19 PM
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WTF happened there?
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Old 06-27-05, 08:33 PM
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what could get someone to cross so fast in a straight? I guess the straight wasnt wide enough ............................and he dropped a rear wheel and panicked.
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Thats upsurd. What happened there? Can't believe no one mentioned this incident when I asked how the Mazdadriver event went...
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Old 06-27-05, 08:39 PM
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damn, that's crazy.
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The remarkable part was that it happened in the MIDDLE of the front stretch, and the Viper "exited stage left" into the expansive field to the left of the track. He slid for what looked like two time zones and never hit anything... you know you must have done something pretty spectacular in a previous life to pull that one off!

Damnest thing I've ever seen!

Though I will refrain from expresing my opinion on what exactly happen, suffice it to say that Vipers have a VERY nasty bite if not handled with inordinate caution!

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Old 06-27-05, 09:14 PM
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It looks like he lifted off the throttle in the middle of the kink on the straight right at the start finish line, and unsettled the rear end as he was blasting past the camera car
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Old 06-27-05, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by rynberg


I would have filled my fireproof underwear on that one...

OMG! I would have done the same thing!
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Old 06-27-05, 11:05 PM
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Why would he lift while passing a car? More than likely either one of two things happened. Either he hit the dirt and whipped the wheel back on the track...or more likely....
he tried to get back left too fast after the pass and gave it too much throttle.
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lol that was nuts
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Originally Posted by xanbar
Why would he lift while passing a car? .
As someone who has driven that track on several occasions I can attest that until you gain some confidence it is hard to go flat out down that straight. You actually have to make a turn out of the kink and hit the Apex if you are going 140mph plus which I would imagine that viper was. I can totally see coming up to that point and having a car right next to you and lifting if you havent driven the track before and gained the confidence that you can take it flat out.
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Old 06-28-05, 12:59 AM
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This reminds me of those annoying chain-emails that tell you to look for the ghost in the picture. http://www.unmelted.com/puzzle/whatswrong.swf

... !!!!!
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Old 06-28-05, 01:14 AM
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I almost thought this was fake at first... WOW. Talk about lift throtttle oversteer... and I thought the damn things understeered and were kind of numb.
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Old 06-28-05, 09:22 AM
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Holy crap!
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damn i expected this to be some n00b spinning out or something but HOLY **** that was close...
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Old 06-28-05, 02:17 PM
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wait, i dont understand somthing here, the video shows the out of control car going straight, in other words, the nose first then the tail followed, almost a straight line across the nose of the camera car, its not like his rear passed over first like the rear came arounds on him, ...i dont get it? did the rear come loose further back, then he over correctd and shot straight across the track in front of the camera car?
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Old 06-28-05, 02:41 PM
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That is what I would guess. But who knows, it is definitly very strange to say the least
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Old 06-28-05, 03:01 PM
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that was a viper that crossed in front of the car? It didn't look like one....
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Old 06-28-05, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackRX7Turbo
that was a viper that crossed in front of the car? It didn't look like one....
That's the new body style Viper:

http://www.dodge.com/nav/photo/viper_srt10_3_main.jpg

The look more like a C6 now than what the old Vipers looked like.
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Old 06-28-05, 03:09 PM
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that's a pretty scary video...

and about the new viper:

i saw one on the street, highway 17 in NY

that car definitely looked great, and sounded badass

REAL sharp car
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Old 06-28-05, 03:31 PM
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Did you see Amp's pics in the other thread? It looks like that Viper hit something in the rear. There is a pic of a Viper pretty banged up in a trailer.

Don't know though
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