During the Texas Mile speed runs this weekend, the twin-turbocharged Chevrolet Corvette Z06 from Hinson Motorsports flipped while going over 230 mph. Thankfully, the driver walked away from the crash.
Hinson was well on its way to breaking the 257 mph record this past Saturday when the Corvette lost traction, rolling once and coming to a stop upright on its wheels. According to Hinson, the twin-turbocharged Z06 was rated at a maximum of 1428 rear-wheel horsepower and 1150 pound-feet of torque, in a conservative tune.
Just before 3 p.m., Hinson reported on its Facebook wall, “Driver is OK. Our record breaking Corvette was well on the way to raising the bar again when it left the track at over 230mph. The driver walked away and has been released from the hospital. The car rolled one time and landed back on the wheels. This a testament to following safety guidelines and building a safe car.”
There is a chance that high crosswinds may have played a part in the crash, as Hinson had decided to dial back its speed attempts on Friday because of them. Make sure to check out the video of the crash below, and stay tuned as Hinson says it will be working on something new for the next Texas Mile run in May.