This is the Twin-Turbo Corvette crashing at 230 mph

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We told you earlier Hinson Motorsports' Twin Turbo Corvette Z06 crashed and rolled at the Texas Mile Saturday. It is even harder to believe the driver was uninjured in the 230+ MPH crash after seeing these pictures, taken by FullThrottleV6 forum user WarShrike, of the carnage as it happened.
[Full Throttle V6 via The Daily Hoon]

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Jesus Christ people!

Fuckin' brainless idiot engine tuners with more money than sense. Just because you can build a car with enough horsepower to do 250 MPH doesn't mean that car has any fucking business going that fast. Computer controlled engine management along with modern turbo kits has made it ludicrously simple to get quadruple-digit power figures from an engine small enough to put in a car. Any moron with enough money can get it done.

Sadly there is not a similarly simple fix for aerodynamics. The finer points of fluid dynamics are still not well understood and it takes a gargantuan amount of time and resources to make a car body that wants to stay stuck to the ground up and beyond 250 MPH. Anything going that fast just wants to fly; period.

These assholes where just asking for this sort of crash. You don't just spank a Vette up to 1300 horsepower or so and expect the rest of the car to have been engineered A-OK for the sort of speeds it can then achieve. Anyone dumb enough to strap themselves into that thing is just begging to be killed. Now that would be fine if it just meant the Darwin Award-worthy death of another brain-dead adrenaline junky, but it doesn't. Crashes like this are what get kick-ass events like the Texas Mile shut down permanently. The only reason I'm glad the driver survived is that it means slightly less bad press for the event. Idiots like him are going to ruin the fun for us all.

The rest of your car has to be just as developed (I personally think more so) than the power plant you put in it. Ignore this axiom at your peril.