How NOT to Exit Cars & Coffee

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  1. Nathan

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    The new location in Cali...first event...

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miA5qj5ergM"]BMW M4 Crash @ CARS & COFFEE Blackhawk 2015 - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Crashton

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    High performance car + low performance driver = Youtube fun. Not even a hint of counter steering. :eek:ut:
     
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    Broken bits, TOOL! Where is the new location, missed that announcement?
     
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    Rookie.
     
  5. TheModFather

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    Bet he trades that M3 in and says nothing...
     
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    I'll give him an 8 on execution cause he did get some air..... Butthole!
     
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    What a dope, he is merging left when the sign clearly says merge right.
     
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    Hahahahaha Did Kyle's daddy buy him a new BMW. :lol:
     
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    That was Kyle's dad. I know because he tried to friend Colin on Facebook too.

    Like to see him try that in a MINI.
     
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    "but I thought it had traction control"
     
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    No, it turns out he had launch control instead.
     
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    I don't get it. Did that car have an active operator.
     
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    Love it when rich guys think money = skill
     
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    Only thing that would have made that video better is if it had been followed up by a guy drifting a Vespa out of the parking lot haha. Now THAT would be skill
     
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    Too bad there wasn't an oncoming cement truck....instant Darwin Award!
     
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    "It just JUMPED right out in front of me!" :p
     
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    I guess the simple answer is that the driver isn't very experienced but there is a more complex answer that I found interesting when I first read it.

    Long ago a chassis engineer wrote an article on how many drivers actually drive. Many never get near the limits of tyre grip and so, with modern tyres, they simply have zero experience of a car that doesn't respond linearly to control inputs. As a result, when a slide happens they just subconsciously assume that the car is broken, since it no longer responds 'correctly' to control inputs. For some, the instinctive response is to stop making control inputs and they even have a term for this - 'control abdication'. Apparently research even indicates that some drivers take their hands off the wheel in these circumstances since, 'clearly', the steering is not functioning!

    For anyone living in areas with permanent winter snow/ice, this may be impossible to believe, but for those of us in areas where snow/ice is non-existent or short-lived, it's not far-fetched. My observation in Britain is that many drivers use maybe only a third of available tyre grip in the dry, maybe more like three-quarters in the wet (no change of speed) and in snow/ice, they crash (or stay at home)!

    So that M3 driver's complete lack of opposite lock just says novice. Less explainable is that it is only just before hitting the central divider that he brakes - not the best control reaction, but done earlier, he might have regained control before hitting the divider.

    You can abbreviate all the above to just 'TOOL' but I thought you might enjoy the term 'control abdication' as much as I do.
     
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    There are clearly more vehicle operators than drivers on the road, somebody ought to but a block of wood under that gas pedal.
     

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