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Wreck of the Day

Try and conquer physics all you like but when it bites back, it bites HARD! Especially at 148 mph in an STI.

On a racetrack, 148 mph isn't that fast. However, a Subaru STI might be an exception to the rule. Let's be honest: they're usually at home in the dirt flogging through the woods barreling past trees on the side of the road, so it's different to see one at VIR doing 148, when a part of the aero—a carbon fiber wing between the air foil and mount—gives way, lightening the load on the rear tires causing it to lift then spin wildly out of control, even though the driver, Phil at Element Tuning seemed to scrub some speed before the violent wreck. The car is mangled and we're sure Phil thanked his lucky stars that the safety equipment held.

Check out of the wheels and the steering wheel in order to grasp the forces at nature.

(Hat tip: TheAttackRallySportsDirect (check out their gallery of the crash))

  • MoT George says:
    April 4, 2010 at 7:47 am

    A great ad for Hans... 148mph to 0 in around 7.5 secs - ouch! Glad to see the driver get out without anything major.

  • Olhovskij says:
    April 7, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Интересная статья, автору респект!

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