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Video: Traction Control Fail

Posted in Car Tech, Corvette, FAIL, FAIL / Funny by Kurt Ernst | March 22nd, 2011 | 6 Responses |

If you watch the video below with no background information, it looks like a newb stacking his Corvette Z06 while doing a burnout. Chalk it up to an ID10T error and move on, right? Not exactly, since the guy behind the wheel is an experienced drag racer who routinely turns mid-tens in the quarter mile. Just before this burnout, the car ran a 10.6 at the same track, so what happened? Per the driver’s feedback, the clutch was slipping and the traction control was acting strange. He doesn’t define what the traction control was doing, but I’d venture a guess that it was turned off for the burnout and somehow got activated. The result was the up-close-and-personal encounter you see with the guard rail below. Ouch.

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6 Responses

  1. DaveMofo says:

    why has all of the crazy shit been out of Tx lately?

  2. Taylor says:

    At least he just plowed the barrier and not the crew.

  3. Wreck O Mend* says:

    Facepalm ….twice.

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