Viper Blows Engine, Erupts In Flames And Hits Wall During Drag Race

We really hate seeing these types of incidents, and not just because they’re very dangerous due to the high speed nature of drag racing.

The fact that engines can give up the ghost, leading to a high-speed accident with little to no room to speak of, is something we’ve seen too many times.

That’s exactly what happened in this incident. Once the car launched, it only got about midway through the drag strip before fluids burst from underneath the body that’s visible at precisely the 0:14 second mark. A split second later, the American sports car went up in flames and snapped directly into the wall, before bouncing off and hitting the opposite side of the strip.

After finally coming to a halt, the driver can be seen exiting the vehicle and running away. He also appears to be limping, but that’s understandable given the severity of the accident.

All things considered, the fact that these types of crashes keep happening is by no means surprising. Not all cars are built for the outright strain of doing fast 1/4 mile runs. And even if they are, you never know when something goes wrong.

 

  • Mr. EP9

    The Viper has always been a hot ride, now it’s even hotter.

    I’ll let myself out now.

  • LJ

    If you listen closely, you can hear the driver of the red Viper yell a “your mom” joke just before the white Viper bursts into flames.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    I bet the viper wasn’t stock

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    if thats stock…thats the first time ive seen a viper blow out…viper engines are bulletproof

    • Matteo Tommasi

      I mean, it was built for trucks, of course it’s bulletproof

  • NCC 1701-C Dodge Stealth R/T

    A lot of these high end sports cars catching fire all the time, too many cheap Chinese sourced parts?

  • serge charles

    Fix It Again Tony

  • Enter Ranting

    “We really hate seeing these types of incidents.” No, you LOVE seeing these types of incidents. If you hated it, you wouldn’t post the footage as clickbait.

  • James Moore

    I retract my previous statement after watching the video in slow motion.

This Is Where You Can See The 2020 Corvette Stingray In The Flesh

The 2020 Corvette Stingray starts at a $59,995, with the desirable Z51 pack adding an extra $5,000.

BMW Doesn’t Use Turn Signal, Cuts Off Audi And Causes Crash

Despite causing the crash, the BMW driver left the scene seemingly without any damage.

UK’s New BMW 3 Series M Sport Plus Edition Brings More Style, Substance

The BMW 3 Series M Sport Plus Edition is exactly what its name suggests: an M Sport with extra kit.

Volkswagen’s (Officially) Changing Its Logo, Goes For A More Modern Approach

One of the first cars to get VW’s new logo will be the Golf Mk8.

Facelifted 2020 VW Multivan Detailed, On Sale This Fall From €31,000

The VW Multivan 6.1 is more upscale than ever and marks a major step forward from a technology standpoint.

Formula 1 Provides A First Proper Look At The Revised 2021 Cars

F1 and FIA have started testing a scale model of the 2021 car in a wind tunnel.

Range-Topping Alpina A110S To Make UK Debut At Salon Prive

The Alpina A110S is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 288 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque.

How Much Does Your Dream 2020 Ford Escape Cost?

Prices for the 2020 Ford Escape start at $26,080 and increase to over $40,000 for top models.

Bespoke McLaren GT Luggage Set By MSO Will Cost You $14k

MSO’s bespoke McLaren GT luggage collection includes a garment case, weekend bag, cabin bag, and full-size golf club bag.

Ford Ranger FX4 Special Edition Presented As An Aussie Affair

The limited edition Ford Ranger FX4 will arrive in Australian dealerships this December.