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Dodge Viper Car Crash Video

No matter how many times we see these supercar crash videos, they always seem to fascinate.  In this case, the driver of this Dodge Viper is mildly weaving through traffic on a narrow motorway only to find himself blocked by two trucks.  Clearly the impatience of the Viper driver is apparrent, as he eagerly passes on the right as soon as there is an opening, only to find himself slamming into stopped traffic.

Published Oct 27, 2009 2:05 pm By Brian Potter
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 2004BlackMambaForSale 2004BlackMambaForSale
Anyone need A Viper? I gotta sell it. Internal Engine Problem, not too sure what exactly it is...too expensive for me to look into. Have to sell it in whole. no chops. email nate_pmc@yahoo.com if your interested. Located In Pennsylvania, under $30,000 payoff. Thank you.
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June 1, 2010 5:41 pm
 GTurbo GTurbo
SSSSMOKING! DODGE MUST CRINGE AT THAT VIDEO; NO WONDER THEY'RE IN TROUBLE WITH BRAKES LIKE THAT!
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October 29, 2009 6:47 pm
 radmeister radmeister
I don't think he could of avoided it at the speed he was going, if you look at the weather it's overcasted, meaning the sky is almost white. When he came out of the tunnel his eyes didn't have time to adjust to the light change, and that white van was almost invisible. He was just driving faster than his eyes can adjust to light. Either way he was driving like a douche.
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October 29, 2009 4:17 pm
 jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
he could have easily avoided that accident if he had accelerated and cut left in front of that small car... i'm sure he would of made it
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October 29, 2009 4:07 pm
 radmeister radmeister
ABS works pretty simply to reduce your braking distance. Basically it keeps your wheels from locking and sliding, when the sliding occurs the friction is held in that small patch of tire which from the heat ends up melting(white smoke) and turns into a petroleum based oil which is slick. Also it does not just pump them as that would be just as bad, it functions a little bit more complex than that in releasing brake fluid pressure.
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October 29, 2009 5:56 am
 rho88 rho88
ABS is for those who panic under heavy breaking and don't pump/pulse their brakes. The disc and pads are exactly the same, ABS just pumps/pulse the brakes for you... so no reason they will bring the distance shorter unless you are one of those drivers who has no idea what pumping the brakes mean.
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October 28, 2009 5:56 pm
 crwpitman crwpitman
ABS will not make stops shorter - it only prevents the tires from locking. In fact I think it makes it slightly longer in that it pumps the brakes (as opposed to even pressure). And although the Vipers tires did lock, I'm unsure whether he would have avoided that accident even with ABS. Although he would have had more maneuverability (but still - where would he have went otherwise)?
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October 28, 2009 3:42 pm
 sb sb
Thanks Pawl no article involving an american car is complete on this website without some euro tool working in a bashing. The ZR-1 will smoke anything twice its price around the Nurburgring, and you need handling and brakes there. You don't need a huge engine, it just sounds better and can deliver power more linear than a forced induction engine. They are fun to drive. If you really like small engines in your sports cars stay away form the european companies and get a Honda
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October 28, 2009 1:55 pm
 PawL PawL
Stupid american cars...power power power..and that's all. No brakes, no handling. Plus they need huge engines to get power that europeans get from half the engine size.
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October 28, 2009 11:48 am
 AG4 AG4
@SebXX, ABS should make the car more controllable. In that senario, the stopping distance of a car with ABS would have most likely been shorter than a car with 4 locked wheels skidding out of control (no traction).
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October 28, 2009 9:53 am
 Jabalfox Jabalfox
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October 28, 2009 9:44 am
 JTZ JTZ
That looked a little weird tbh - I think he braked let go and braked again. Cause hit the brakes early started to slide let go corrected and hit the brakes again. Not to mention it didnt sound like full throttle although im sure he must have hit 80 mph easy Maybe he had no grip - Cold day?? Btw the Van had its brakes on - good on him - avoid a 10 car pile up.
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October 28, 2009 8:31 am
 acrane7073 acrane7073
i like dmanero's comment and completely agree.
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October 27, 2009 11:56 pm
 dmanero dmanero
Just the way i like to see a Viper, Crumpled and ready to the junk yard.
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October 27, 2009 8:02 pm
 Xenicide Xenicide
There could poosibly be charges against the guy taping the whole thing. The way he's driving can be inferred as he's racing. Also, Vipers are fast, but that's it. They fail at everything else.
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October 27, 2009 7:58 pm
 phavyarden phavyarden
That was on my country ,Chile, the driver of the Viper says: the truck who appears in the video was throwing to me a kind of boxes of juice, so i decided to chase him" what a poor goy, he accelerated in a car exit, that's stupid
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October 27, 2009 7:48 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
SCREECH.... plop. Poor Viper.
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October 27, 2009 7:31 pm
 AG4 AG4
@Pepito060666, Looks like this was one of the earlier non-ABS Viper models.
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October 27, 2009 7:18 pm
 Pepito060666 Pepito060666
Wow he drive so fast or what happens with Viper brakes ??
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October 27, 2009 6:44 pm
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