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    texas mile galardo/airplane

    sorry i'm not savy enough to post the video, but it's out there and worth seeing. seems an underground racing tt galardo went airborne upon deploying his chute after clocking 235mph. this happend on the 23rd. , driver ok....perhaps one of us could post the vid.


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     found it, amazing that he walked away from that.

     


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    Very lucky bloke, but like the vid says, testament to the safety of these cars and equipment nowadays.


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    I don't think it's smart to deploy a parachut on a gallardo - it clearly ripped the back of the car out of line....

    If you don't have a straight long enough - just don't do it.


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    The parachute actually was the cause of the accident, it destabilized the whole car. Whoever had this dumb idea is an idiot.


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    Re: texas mile galardo/airplane

     From what I saw when I found the vid these guys run that mile a lot on that very same Gallardo. I don't think the chute was the problem since they've done this many times over, someting else must've gone wrong.


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    the text of where i saw this indicated it was very unsettled weather with gusty winds that coinsided with the chute deployment. the driver rather than just  another  rich idiot was an underground racing guy, idiot who perhaps should have known better. a further mind blower a similarish ugr galardo tt is on their website videos at 252 mph for the standing mile.


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    Why would they need a parachute for braking ??? I drive up to 220 mph on public roads and never needed a parachute.  I also can't remember that 9ff used a chute when testing a car at a speed beyond 250 mph. There is also the Bugatti Veyron which doesn't have a parachute, at least not last time I checked. 


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    http://www.autoweek.com/article/20101026/CARNEWS/101029927

    Underground Racing, the Charlotte, N.C., tuning shop that broke the 250-mph mark with a twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo in Texas last spring, saw that car crash on Oct. 23 after making another run at the Texas Mile high-speed challenge.

    Video of the run, posted on YouTube, shows the orange Gallardo passing the 1-mile marker on the closed runway, deploying a parachute and veering to the right and off the runway. The car becomes airborne and flips twice before landing.

    Internet reports say the driver survived with no major injuries, and that there was a strong crosswind at the time of the crash.

    The twice-yearly Texas Mile is held on the runway built for the Goliad Industrial Air Park, about 90 miles southeast of San Antonio. During the three-day event, participants drive to post a top speed for a one-mile section of the runway.

    Underground Racing makes a business out of upgrading Lamborghinis with twin turbochargers to boost engine output to more than 1,000 hp.

    Car owner Richard Holt pushed his Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera upfitted by Underground Racing to 250.1 mph at the Texas Mile event in late March. Holt's car is the same color as the one that crashed last weekend.


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    Next week is motorcycles. One of the guys on my M/C board runs the Texas Mile and is headed down there. This definitely made the rounds in the "top speed" racer community.


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    Re: texas mile galardo/airplane

    very  cool, great if you could post some results. after watching some of the isle of man tt sidecar stuff recently it sort of made a lot of car racing look like playing with hot wheels, at least for myself.


     
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