How did this Daihatsu defeat physics on the Nürburgring?


If the video above doesn’t start at 2:35, feel free to jump to that spot. This is a compilation of near crashes on Germany’s Nürburgring, and one of them is blowing my mind. The car in question is some manner of Daihatsu and I believe it’s a Mira. What I don’t believe is that it someone manages to escape a catastrophic fate after coming into this corner a bit too hot.
The driver must’ve clipped the curbing and that sends the car flying up on two wheels. Once there, the car slaps on the side of the wheels and tires and then settles right back down on all four wheels. Perhaps the driver is a stunt person in their spare time, or the sheer force of the assumed deposit into the driver’s shorts was enough to send the car back onto its tires.
Either way, this is one amazing bit of driving luck.

3 Comments

    1. This actually shows how it was probably done in the video above. You can see the BMW driver turn into the roll (into the ground, if you will) and that directs the nose of the car away (or is it into?) the roll, meaning the momentum (the car still wants to go in a straight line) actually rights the vehicle.
      I’m still not sure in the original (or this one) if it’s skill or luck and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have the presence to think of that in the heat of the moment. Nice job, though.

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