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(Jalopnik)   Let's ride along with wannabe Speed Racer as he learns a valuable lesson about understeer -- and drives his BMW right off the edge of a cliff   (jalopnik.com) divider line 226
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2013-06-10 08:37:16 PM
Lots of derp here already.

A Shambling Mound: I'd like to thank that guy for the entertainment. I think $70k is a bit pricey for 30 seconds of my time but hey, who am I to judge?


That's an E46 M3, sold from '02 to '06 its worth $40k max, but probably more like $15k-$20k.

Erix: So why did his side airbag go off before he impacted anything?  I mean, it looks like it certainly did its job, but do they just go off if the car tilts to the side over a certain amount, or what?


Yep, you got it, there are roll sensors that deploy the side curtain airbags (and maybe the others) when the car tilts to a certain angle. Most cars nowadays have a system like that. On some 4x4's you have to pull a fuse so if you go off camber on a trail, the bags won't deploy in your face.
 
2013-06-10 08:38:18 PM
i.imgur.com
You don't want this much heat.
 
2013-06-10 08:38:53 PM
I can only hope there are authorities/insurance familiar with his other videos looking to identify him who now have a write-off collision to do so. People that drive like that, crossing solid lines on public roads, deserve to have their licenses revoked. Go be cool on a track instead of risking everyone's life and wasting tax-payer and insurance company money.
 
2013-06-10 08:41:55 PM

Benjimin_Dover: Here's a tip: Stop crossing double yellows

Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand how to hit the apex of a curve.


Others have mentioned it but I'll pile on. As someone who routinely goes batshiat fast on twisty PUBLIC roads, That yellow line is your apex. Respect it and you won't do dumb shiat like this douchy farker.
 
2013-06-10 08:42:41 PM
I like how he turns harder to the right after the front wheels start to understeer.
 
2013-06-10 08:43:07 PM
What happened to him? Did he walk? die, severely injured etc?
That doesn't seem like the kind of crash one walks away from with just bruises.
 
2013-06-10 08:45:22 PM

Sultan Of Herf: Benjimin_Dover: Here's a tip: Stop crossing double yellows

Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand how to hit the apex of a curve.

In all fairness, the guy in the video want doing so well with the apexes either.

Though there is a point...on roads where there may be oncoming traffic, stay in your lane. At least the only car wrecked was his.


If the driver had any knowledge of performance driving, he would have hung out in the curves until he saw the end of the curve before cutting in.   This also would have allowed him to cut in safely when he saw oncoming traffic, and delay the apex as long as possible.  The sky pilot in the video was doing the opposite, cutting in first, and then turning out at the wrong time.  Hence the high dive.
 
2013-06-10 08:46:22 PM
A true BMW owner would've cut off that other driver.
 
2013-06-10 08:46:40 PM
Guardrails...
 
2013-06-10 08:46:44 PM

SuperNinjaToad: What happened to him? Did he walk? die, severely injured etc?


he sued the county for not putting in a large enough guard rail

seriously though, this is why we can't have nice things
 
2013-06-10 08:46:51 PM

chewielouie: [clatl.com image 400x598]


In all fairness, he did have to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2013-06-10 08:46:56 PM

What an idiot. He had the big ass Yellow sign with the right curve arrow right in his view, and still he ignored it to speed right through the curve and off the cliff.

He learned his driving at the Thelma and Louise Auto School.



baltimorepostexaminer.com

 
2013-06-10 08:47:08 PM

ComicBookGuy: Anyone else very, very disappointed Darwin was cheated?


i am. Better he offs himself before he kills someone else.

Benjimin_Dover: Here's a tip: Stop crossing double yellows

Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand how to hit the apex of a curve.


Go to bed, junior.
 
2013-06-10 08:47:23 PM
Absolutely awesome video!  I have not laughed this hard in a long time.
 
2013-06-10 08:51:24 PM
What a waste of a fabulous car. Douche bag.
 
2013-06-10 08:51:46 PM

mxstone: Benjimin_Dover: Here's a tip: Stop crossing double yellows

Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand how to hit the apex of a curve.

Others have mentioned it but I'll pile on. As someone who routinely goes batshiat fast on twisty PUBLIC roads, That yellow line is your apex. Respect it and you won't do dumb shiat like this douchy farker.


I've been run off the road once & damn near hit people who did that on blind curves. We live in the farking mountains you asshats,STAY ON YOUR SIDE OF THE ROAD!!!!
 
2013-06-10 08:54:49 PM
On the plus side GoPro makes on hell of a camera mount.
 
2013-06-10 08:55:42 PM

Fissile: That'll buff right out.


Hope he has a friend whose dad has an awesome set of tools!
 
2013-06-10 08:57:30 PM

SuperNinjaToad: What happened to him? Did he walk? die, severely injured etc?


He posted the video himself, along with a "tribute" video in memory of the car... so apparently the airbags worked.
 
2013-06-10 08:58:22 PM
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Last known photo?
 
2013-06-10 09:01:27 PM
What a waste of a douche car. Fabulous!
 
2013-06-10 09:01:29 PM

SuperNinjaToad: What happened to him? Did he walk? die, severely injured etc?
That doesn't seem like the kind of crash one walks away from with just bruises.


You would be surprised. My sister was driving up a highway in San Diego called the 67. San Diegans can verify there are sketchy stretches of that road. Anyway some chick comes over into my sisters lane and clips her front end my sisters SUV goes off the road rolls several times and ends up (estimated by the sheriff's deputy) 200 feet down the embankment. She was 8 months pregnant at the time and had her 2 sons in the back seat. Everyone walked away with minor aches and pains. No internal damage and no broken bones.
 
2013-06-10 09:01:36 PM

optikeye: Christ, what an asshole. I'm sure Daddy will buy him a new one tho.


When I was in high school, the local Rich Kid Douche got a brand new, tricked out Camero from his parents when he was still in 8th grade. He drove it like a rental too, until one day he of course wraps it around a tree, and had been drinking too I believe. The very day he gets his license back (first time offense was only like 6 months at the time, something like that), he and his dad go out and get the exact same car again, this time in black.
 
2013-06-10 09:02:01 PM

mbillips: Opposite of a BMW.

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I was hoping that in this particular case the prick would be all over the BMW, inside, outside, and some on the rocks as well.
 
2013-06-10 09:02:34 PM

Boxcutta: Benjimin_Dover: Here's a tip: Stop crossing double yellows

Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand how to hit the apex of a curve.

Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand that public streets are not race tracks.


THIS.
 
2013-06-10 09:04:52 PM
fubegra.net
 
2013-06-10 09:07:08 PM
At Summit Point Raceway, the instructors will tell you two things about driving:

1) If a meteor falls out of the sky and crushes your car, it's an accident.
2) Everything else is driver error.
 
2013-06-10 09:08:45 PM
Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.
 
2013-06-10 09:09:42 PM
Best advertisement for the go pro camera mount.
 
2013-06-10 09:10:25 PM

Fubegra: [fubegra.net image 409x389]


Can't believe it took so long for this.
 
2013-06-10 09:10:56 PM

rkiller1: Jimmy Durante kicks the bucket


"You see how he just sailed off there?"
api.ning.com
 
2013-06-10 09:11:39 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: I must say... that sure is a durable camera.


GoPros are the farking shiat dude... unstoppable
 
2013-06-10 09:11:52 PM
Enter slow, power out and you'll last longer. You can drive like that also.
 
2013-06-10 09:12:24 PM

Bobo D Monkey: Lots of derp here already.

A Shambling Mound: I'd like to thank that guy for the entertainment. I think $70k is a bit pricey for 30 seconds of my time but hey, who am I to judge?

That's an E46 M3, sold from '02 to '06 its worth $40k max, but probably more like $15k-$20k.

Ah. I didn't look it up and assumed it was newer. Nice enough car, that.

 
2013-06-10 09:14:38 PM
FlashHarry, was that you?
 
2013-06-10 09:16:09 PM

Valiente: [t0.gstatic.com image 258x196]


i'm not sure why, but I got the lols. Thank you.
 
2013-06-10 09:16:22 PM

FormlessOne: lohphat: Benjimin_Dover: Here's a tip: Stop crossing double yellows

Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand how to hit the apex of a curve ON A RACE TRACK.

The public roads aren't a private track to "hit the apex of a curve".

Bingo. We have two assholes who think reckless driving can be rationalized because they did so on little-used back roads. Never mind the fact that one of the assholes can't drive, it's the sheer stupidity of assholes like this that kill so many innocent people in head-on collisions because they weren't "expecting" oncoming traffic, pedestrians, animals, parked vehicles, etc.

Want to drive fast? Go to a friggin' track.


Amen.   I've owned some fast cars, and can drive a proper line smoothly without crossing double yellows... but the fun in racing on public roads went away for good after a single weekend on an actual track.  You can get SO much closer to the limit on a track, and get SO much more out of your car, SO consistently... that going back to the road makes you realize what I dweebish thing it is to feel like you're driving fast when you really aren't.

It's not hard to find a track with "driver education" or "car control" or "time trial" weekends, where they'll let most folks on (for a few hundred bucks) after a mild tech inspection.  If you actually want to drive well (smooth, fast, safe, and right at the limit) that's the place for it... not posing on public roads, waiting to take out a cyclist or vanful of kids.
 
2013-06-10 09:17:51 PM
Please tell me that he is died. So he can't pass on his douchebag defective genes to others, and thus end humanity as we know it. And also, what a waste of a fine BMW. i hope his insurance company sees this vid.
 
2013-06-10 09:18:15 PM

Benjimin_Dover: Here's a tip: Stop crossing double yellows

Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand how to hit the apex of a curve.


Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand the concept of not crossing double yellows.

/see the double yellow?  your road ends there.  that's your maximum in- or out-point, not the dirt in the oncoming lane
 
2013-06-10 09:18:43 PM
Is anybody else kinda bummed out that he lived?
It may have spared some decent human lives in the future if he hadn't survived this round of douchiness.
 
2013-06-10 09:19:25 PM

jayhawk88: optikeye: Christ, what an asshole. I'm sure Daddy will buy him a new one tho.

When I was in high school, the local Rich Kid Douche got a brand new, tricked out Camero from his parents when he was still in 8th grade. He drove it like a rental too, until one day he of course wraps it around a tree, and had been drinking too I believe. The very day he gets his license back (first time offense was only like 6 months at the time, something like that), he and his dad go out and get the exact same car again, this time in black.


Yeah, we had a guy like that. Dad bought him an M3 (surprise!) and he proceeded to rip out the undercarriage on a median (not drunk, just stupid). Since obviously the problem was the car just wasn't high enough, Dad bought him an X5 to replace it.
 
2013-06-10 09:19:26 PM
Here's a tip: Stop crossing double yellows

Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand how to hit the apex of a curve.


Spoken by someone who doesn't understand that, on a public road, the apex of a corner with double yellows is on your side of the double yellow.   It's not only safer, but more challenging as any incompetent idiot can drive a twisty road fast if they ignore the lane markings.
 
Al!
2013-06-10 09:20:45 PM

mxstone: Benjimin_Dover: Here's a tip: Stop crossing double yellows

Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand how to hit the apex of a curve.

Others have mentioned it but I'll pile on. As someone who routinely goes batshiat fast on twisty PUBLIC roads, That yellow line is your apex. Respect it and you won't do dumb shiat like this douchy farker.


Sort of THIS.  I used to drive like an idiot when I was younger.  I describe it as such because that is a factual and accurate description of what it is to drive 2-3x the speed limit on a public road.  Treat the yellow line as a giant brick wall and you're not very likely to end up in a ditch or off of a cliff.  My recommendation?  Keep your speeding to 10 mph over the limit and get real friendly with your neighborhood racetrack owner/operator.  I hit a deer while I was cruising at about 125 mph in my '89 Jaguar XJS on a public road.  I came up over a small rise in the road and it was just hanging out there in my lane.  Had it been a kid, I would be typing this from a prison library somewhere, even though the incident was almost 10 years ago.  The deer splattered all over the inside of the back window and nearly put us into a telephone pole at over 100 mph, as I couldn't see where I was going with doe-guts all in my eyes, mouth and nose.  You can factor for everything except bad luck.  Bad luck catches up to everyone who pushes their luck too often.
 
2013-06-10 09:21:03 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Please tell me that he is died.


Sorry, he not is died.
 
2013-06-10 09:21:27 PM

Mr. Eugenides: I like how he turns harder to the right after the front wheels start to understeer.


Well if too much don't work, then a little more should do the trick, right?

And people wonder why cars have to have stability control now.  People are idiots.

Something something Ultimate Parking Machine, something something E30s were best BMWs ever, something something oversteer scares passengers but understeer scares drivers.
 
2013-06-10 09:21:39 PM
Bee Em Trouble-You
 
2013-06-10 09:22:49 PM

titwrench: SuperNinjaToad: What happened to him? Did he walk? die, severely injured etc?
That doesn't seem like the kind of crash one walks away from with just bruises.

You would be surprised. My sister was driving up a highway in San Diego called the 67. San Diegans can verify there are sketchy stretches of that road. Anyway some chick comes over into my sisters lane and clips her front end my sisters SUV goes off the road rolls several times and ends up (estimated by the sheriff's deputy) 200 feet down the embankment. She was 8 months pregnant at the time and had her 2 sons in the back seat. Everyone walked away with minor aches and pains. No internal damage and no broken bones.


wow. That was sooo lucky. Also, behold modern engineering for safety.
Glad to hear it. That's an honest csb.
 
2013-06-10 09:24:05 PM

Benjimin_Dover: Here's a tip: Stop crossing double yellows

Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand how to hit the apex of a curve.


Spoken by someone who has yet to encounter oncoming traffic.
 
2013-06-10 09:24:41 PM

Benjimin_Dover: Here's a tip: Stop crossing double yellows

Spoken by somebody who doesn't understand how to hit the apex of a curve.


If it was a closed course then your point would be valid.  But on a public road where someone could be coming the other way, well, take your apex of a curve and shove it up your arse.
 
2013-06-10 09:25:49 PM

kokomo61: At Summit Point Raceway, the instructors will tell you two things about driving:

1) If a meteor falls out of the sky and crushes your car, it's an accident.
2) Everything else is driver error.


Isn't Summit Point the seriously long (for this continent) course with a selection of curves over crests such that you have to "just know" where the course is, and hope you have enough room at the exits?

Sounds like a lot of fun.

/i'll pass, trackdays are way too expensive for my tastes
/dirty conesquisher
 
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