A man in Estonia has filmed himself crashing a Lexus LS460 at 260 km/h (161 mph) – and has miraculously survived without any serious injuries.
The video was recently shared on YouTube and shows the driver stepping on the gas of the Lexus to see how rapidly it accelerates off the line. It hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in roughly six seconds and continues to accelerate through to an indicated 260 km/h (161 mph).
Shortly after hitting that speed, however, he lost control of the car and can be seen applying opposite lock to help correct a slide. It doesn’t work (no surprise – even Lewis Hamilton would have a hard time catching that…) and, for approximately eight seconds, the Lexus can be heard sliding down the road before it slides into an area of grass and rolls onto its roof. The driver doesn’t seem to be too bothered with what just happened and immediately picks up his smartphone to ensure it is still recording…
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Images from the scene show tires mark across the tarmac and the Lexus resting on its roof at the side of the road.
Despite that, things could have been much, much worse. If the car didn’t slide for such a long time, scrubbing away some speed in the process, it may have hit the grass traveling a lot faster and might have rolled a number of times, damaging the car further – not to mention its driver…
Driving this fast on a public road is stupid. And even if you do it at a place where it’s legal, like a no-speed-limit section of an Autobahn, you just don’t do it with one hand on the wheel and hold your phone with the other to record your shenanigans. Pretty obvious, say you? Well, in this case it wasn’t.