Then the Ferrari hits a power pole at 200 mph.....
Driver only had some bruising (seat belt) and 2 small cuts. -car loss : $1.2 Million dollars! -waiting list for a new one - 2 years; -when can I drive Dad's car again - nuclear 1/2 life; -when will I not be grounded & see the light of day - same day the polar ice caps melt -still alive....
I was watching this story since it was news. What is amazing is that the passenger(s) walked away from a crash at 162mph. This Ferrari Enzo is designed to have its primary mass (the huge 12-cylinder engine and transaxle located behind the passengers) cleanly break away from the passenger "capsule" in the event of a catastrophic impact. Notice the photo of the "people compartment" completely detached from everything behind it.
The roof shows no signs of a roll-over and the front seems to be mostly there. Because of this, I can't help feeling skeptical of the speed estimated at impact.
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The saga of the rise and fall of Gizmondo is fairly impressive, with this crash being perhaps the highlight. I'm almost tempted to pick up one of their handhelds for posterity. Theres quite a scene trying to hack them, and there's some interesting tech to play arround with.
-------------------- IIRC, it wasn't the shoe bomber's loud prayers that sparked the takedown by the other passengers; it was that he was trying to light his shoe on fire. Very, very different. Canuckistan Posts: 3694 | From: Arizona | Registered: Aug 2005
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