Fast & Furious has had a pretty profound impact on modern car culture, the biggest of which is am appreciation of just how great nitrous is. And it is great, until it burns a poor C6 Corvette to the ground.
This happened at the Texas Mile over the weekend. While a Ford GT was breaking records and hearts with runs nearing 280 MPH, this Corvette was hitting 180 in the mile, which is still not slow.
On his last run, driver Buddy Schulz has a huge engine failure that appears to be related to the nitrous injection. He shuts down the power, stops, and scrambles out of the car, which is what you normally do when your vehicle is being engulfed in flames.
Sad to see a Vette die like this, but it's great to see the driver get out unscathed.