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- From: Rjesberg@xxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 18:21:18 EDT
|WreckExotics.com - 10 Worst
High Speed Crashes Ever
Wherever there are wide open
roads, there will always be drivers trying to push the limits of their
cars. Many have no professional driving experience. When you combine that
with a high-performance vehicle, you often end up with spectacular
crashes. We've compiled a list of top 10 highest speed crashes on open
roads. We hope you keep these in mind next time you have the urge to
1st pic is a
“before” pic and followed by the “after” pics.
Ferrari 360 Modena :
( 209 km/h
The driver of this 2004
Ferrari 360 Modena was trying to show off to his girlfriend when he lost
control at 130 MPH on a country road in France . The car ran into power
lines, bringing down live cables and snapping the car in two. Both driver
and passenger were lucky to survive the crash.
BMW 528i :
( 217 km/h
This 1998 BMW 5-series was
being driven at 135 MPH when a tire blew out, resulting in the vehicle
flipping several times and crashing into a concrete pillar.
Mercedes SLK :
135 MPH ( 217 km/h
This is what a Mercedes SLK
looks like after slamming into a tree at 135 MPH in Germany .
Chevrolet Corvette :
( 225 km/h
The driver of this Corvette
got his car up to 140 MPH before spinning out and disintegrating on a
Dallas , TX highway.
TVR T350C :
( 225 km/h
This TVR was racing another
vehicle in Johannesburg , South Africa , when the driver
lost it at 140 MPH. The car slammed into a paved embankment and flipped
over underneath an overpass.
Lamborghini Murcielago :
150 MPH ( 241 km/h
This Lamborghini was only 6
days old and was NOT insured when the owner decided to see how fast he
could go on a desert highway in Egypt . A truck cut him off at 150 MPH. He
lost $350,000 but was glad to be alive
Ferrari Enzo :
( 257 km/h
41 year old driver was killed
after losing control of his Enzo at 160 MPH. The impact was so great that
it tore the car into several pieces. Locals reported having seen and heard
an Enzo being driven very hard the day before. Most likely it was the same
car. Accident happened on October 30th, 2005.
Mercedes SLR :
165 MPH ( 265 km/h
The owner of this SLR was
showing off to his passenger on a desert highway in Qatar . They reached
speeds of 160 MPH before losing control and flipping countless times. The
car tore into 3 pieces.
Dodge Viper :
( 273 km/h
The driver of this 1998 Dodge
Viper was pushing 170 MPH when he lost control on a stretch of Arizona
highway. After flipping a few times, the car slammed sideways into a pole.
Ferrari Enzo :
( 315 km/h
This is the world's highest
known crash speed on open roads. There are only a handful of cars even
capable of reaching these speeds. The driver was drunk and pushing the
limits of this $1.3 million car on the Pacific Coast Highway when he lost
control and crashed into a utility pole. Miracolously, he walked away from
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