Watch What Happens When a Speed Car Wrecks at Over 300MPH
The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah has seen its fair share of high-speed crashes. Now we can see one of those wrecks firsthand, thanks to two new videos. American racer George Poteet was tooling along at 370 mph when his Speed Demon racecar tipped. With more than 2,300 horsepower being pushed out and speeds approaching nearly 400 mph, one might think that Poteet and the Speed Demon were toast. Instead, Poteet walked away unharmed and most of the car, save the body, is salvageable. RELATED: See photos of the 2007 Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 Speed Record
The engine, drivetrain, fuel system, wheels, tires, and more were recoverable. The body might be rebuilt and placed in a museum that belongs to Poteet. One reason Poteet walked away unharmed is that emergency vehicles on hand reached the scene in less than 15 seconds. Impressive.
If you have a strong stomach, the two videos are below.
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