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Watch an open-top AC Cobra crash at 130 mph [video]

The owner of this open-top AC Cobra replica walked away from a 130 mph (209 km/h) crash with only minor injuries.

Apparently, while traveling down the main straight just before arriving at the brake zone, a piece of the rear suspension broke. It caused the Cobra to veer off the track and spins, roll and cartwheel coming to a rest 500 feet (152 meters) later.

Despite not having a racing seat, no roll cage, no HANS device, having loose objects in the cabin and a safety harness intalled too high and not tightened, the driver is very fortunate to walk away. He sustained only bruised ribs and minor injuries to his left knee.

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4everRS
Wow this guy is lucky. I am interested to know what part broke that caused this. It's not as if he was doing anything stupid, like weaving, or getting out of the line. Great video. A friend of mine has an AC replica with a 427ci racing engine. He bought it last summer for 62k. It's beautiful. Very much like this one. Before the crash.
Jan 17, 2012 10:36 am
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OliverMarler
Some mad things in that!! One wear a helmet thats the right size for you!! Is helmet is more or less off and secondly i cant believe the marshall removed it straight after the crash, YOU never should remove the helmet until the the driver has been fully checked out SO SO SO lucky that man is still alive!
Jan 17, 2012 9:58 am
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911TT
Replicas go for around $80,000.00
Jan 16, 2012 11:35 pm
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NYyanks
well that's $500,000-$1,000,000 down the drain, but damn that GoPro is gettin a lot of credit! lol
Jan 16, 2012 6:10 pm
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SnakesInMyPants
I don't think a replica would be worth that much.
Jan 16, 2012 6:23 pm
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NYyanks
saw a replica on Mecum the other day, sold for $720,000 O_O
Jan 16, 2012 6:26 pm
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Shumy
are you sure that wasn't the replica of the Exelero :)
Jan 16, 2012 7:08 pm
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yiotis82
Seems that you still have years to live. But this is a hell of a review for Go pro camcorders. you could sell this video. Now i know what sport cam I will buy
Jan 16, 2012 5:24 pm
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moodyaaa
Glad that he didnt get hurt, thanks god
Jan 16, 2012 5:15 pm
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