The Terrifying View From Inside A Dakar Buggy Rollover

Dakar's desert stages look like they're on a completely different planet if you've never been anywhere near big sand dunes. What happens when the sand on said planet is steeper over a crest than expected? Well, you roll, as Dutch touring car driver Tom Coronel found out today. » 1/12/15 4:35pm 1/12/15 4:35pm

Massive Rollover On Dakar Stage 7A Ends In Huge Fireball

No matter how well prepared you are, when the Dakar Rally bites you, it bites you hard. The El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango driven by Matthew Campbell found this out during yesterday's Stage 7A with a big end-over-end rollover that ended in a big fireball. Fortunately, everyone in the truck was okay. » 1/11/15 8:09pm 1/11/15 8:09pm

Watch A Stadium Super Truck Roll Over In Slow Motion

Jose Maria Lopez's Stadium Super Truck wasn't as nimble as the touring car he's used to.
Lopez was racing today in the Race of Champions, where he took a nice, slow roll. The Race of Champions people were all over it, giving us an extended slow-mo replay of the roll from several different angles, including from… » 12/13/14 7:59pm 12/13/14 7:59pm

Jeep Grand Cherokee Fails Evasive Maneuver Test, Again

A month ago, Swedish car magazine Teknikens Värld tested the Jeep Grand Cherokee with its famous "moose test," an evasive maneuver simulation. The SUV failed miserably, standing up on two wheels as it negotiated a tight turn. » 8/01/12 3:00pm 8/01/12 3:00pm

Jeep Grand Cherokee Found 'Fatal' In Evasive Maneuver

Despite top notch safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a Swedish car magazine found the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee to be somewhat lacking in the rollover safety department. » 7/09/12 2:00pm 7/09/12 2:00pm

Have A Cigar

Bob Lutz, '66 Opel Kadett, unknown European proving ground. Lutz — who retired from GM on Friday — had just rolled the car. Wonder why we love this guy? This is it. [via TTAC] » 5/04/10 10:00am 5/04/10 10:00am

The World’s First Rollover Replicating Crash Table

Crash researchers in Canada wanted to determine the coefficient of drag of a car rolling over and over on its roof. But how can they accurately recreate rollovers with minimal variables? With a truck-mounted table that serves up crashes. Epic. » 4/27/10 4:30pm 4/27/10 4:30pm

See What Happens When You Don't Check Your Blind Spot?

We saw a record four rollovers in last weekend's 24 Hours Of LeMons Texas, and the rollover parade started about five minutes after the green flag. Here we see what happens when an Escort ZX2 gets shoved into a Gremlin. » 2/27/10 3:00pm 2/27/10 3:00pm

Roll Bar Stress Test: When You Really, REALLY Need To Pass That Triumph!

A Spec Racer Ford oughta be way faster than a TR6, so you should be able to zip right by on the racetrack... right? Racing tip: always check to see if another SRF is passing you before making your move! » 11/08/09 5:00pm 11/08/09 5:00pm

What's It Like When Your Mazda Sheds A Wheel On The Race Track?

Remember when the Torqueless Rotards RX-7 flipped at the 24 Hours Of LeMons South Fall '09? In all the excitement, I'd forgotten that the Rotards gave me a copy of their in-car video! » 9/26/09 1:30pm 9/26/09 1:30pm

Polish Hoons Roll Volvo V40 Station Wagon, Celebrating Kubica?

We're not sure if these Polish hoons were actually intending to roll their Volvo V40 wagon when they hooked up the video cameras, but that was the result. An unsuccessful attack at a turn leads to the driver doing his best Robert Kubica impression (wherein Kubica crashes at, instead of wins, the Canadian Grand Prix).… » 6/10/08 12:45pm 6/10/08 12:45pm

SUVs Are Getting Safer

According to the AP, technology is making SUVs sold in the US safer. And that technology is stability control. To wit, 78 of the SUVs currently on sale (and apparently there are more than 78 SUVs on sale) received a 4-star rollover rating compared with just 48 trucks and truck-like vehicles last year. This is… » 8/29/07 9:15am 8/29/07 9:15am

I Drive My SUV So I Won't Get A Boo-Boo When I Crash

Cruising down Woodward the other day, we couldn't help but notice the number of soccer-mom types riding above the traffic in their SUV's. We always find the image to be slightly humorous; middle-aged suburban mom shopping for groceries in a tank built to hold seven plus a chain gun. » 3/17/06 11:59am 3/17/06 11:59am

15-Passenger Vans Dangerous?

This has been bandied about a fair amount lately are fifteen-passneger vans rolling deathtraps? Surprisingly, the answer, statistically anyway, is a little iffy. While the ratio between an empty and fully-loaded car rolling is 1:1.2, in a fully-loaded van it jumps to 1:5. The reason? A drastic increase in the… » 12/08/05 5:41pm 12/08/05 5:41pm

Are '99-01 Explorer Roofs Below Federal Strength Standards?

That's what SAFE Research, a group that specializes in litigation against automakers is contending, at least. Ford says that SAFE is drawing their conclusions documents written about a prototype Explorer that never made it to the public, while SAFE maintains that changes made to the last three model years of the 2nd… » 11/21/05 5:15pm 11/21/05 5:15pm