Watch a Shelby Cobra do Cartwheels at 210 km/h

11 years ago - 17 January 2012, Autoblog
Watch a Shelby Cobra do Cartwheels at 210 km/h
Being in a car crash can be scary enough, but doing it in a convertible at 210 km per hour is simply terrifying.

That's what the owner of a Shelby Cobra replica went through, however, during a track day at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California. As he was ending the front straight of the 4-km course, something suddenly broke in the front suspension or steering. The car skidded on track for approximately 18m, then flipped sideways multiple times, flying off the track for more than 152m.

Fortunately, the driver of the Cobra came away from the incident unharmed with the exception of minor injuries to his knee and ribs. If you've ever wondered why that metal roll hoop is there on the driver's side of the Cobra, just ask this guy.

Of course, the owner of the Cobra also had a GoPro camera running on his car that day, and it captured the amazing footage throughout the entire crash.