They often say that power is nothing without control. This is never truer than in the case of a race car. You can have all the angry horses you want, but unless you can keep them under control, they’re useless. As poor Tim Bell found out when he Nissan 370Z decided brakes weren’t all that important.
Yup, we’re talking about a full-blow race car here. And while the brakes were big an meaty, they were also, on this occasion, defective. As Tim found out. At 154mph. But don’t worry, he’d slowed to 136mph before hitting the barrier. Amazingly he walked away without serious injury. Thank God the roll cage didn’t stop working!