Mustang Window Explodes While Drag Racing at 200 MPH

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The racing world has many unspoken rules, with one of them being that, if you see a parachute at the back of a car, you can expect just about any part of that vehicle to be treated in the same way you treat your wiper blades on your daily driver - extreme drag racers that require parachutes will see their builders easily replace any part without considering it a major event.
Case in point, the Ford Mustang we get to see in the video below. This is the kind of extreme drag strip animal that can easily hit the type of velocity that makes one dizzy.

Well, in its quest for speed, this Mustang has had to go through an extensive diet, especially since the starting point wasn't exactly a light car. One of the weight-saving measures applied here saw the glass windows being replaced with plexiglass elements.

However, such changes sometimes end up working against the car, with the new parts always sitting at the edge of the weight-vs-strength ratio. This is also the case here, with this Ford destroying its driver's side window over the course of a run.

Sure, a blown window might not sound like too much of an event for a driver who knows how to manhandle such a machine, but when such an episode takes place at 200 mph, the shock is greater than it might seem to those sitting outside the car.

Fortunately, Daniel Pharris, the man behind the wheel of this extreme 'Stang, handled the situation correctly, not allowing the bang to affect his driving. In case you're wondering, the shenanigan took place during the Outlaw Street Car Reunion 3 at Memphis International Raceway.

Everything happens so quickly, that you might have to watch the footage below more than once in order to get a good idea of the event.

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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