Unbelievable Crash: Lexus ISF Dragster Flies Over Safety Wall

A twin-turbo Lexus ISF that's been tuned into a dragster was recently involved in the most horrifying and bizarre crash we've seen in years. Air that got under the nose of the car lifted it like one of those speed boats with Red Bull stickers on it on ESPN and flipped the car over the safety wall.
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It happened to the Lexus ISF driven by pro racer Khalid Mohamed at the Bahrain International Circuit. Looking at the crash, you'd almost think that the car is made from paper, but this is the unseen danger in high-speed motorsport. Even sleek F1 cars or Le Mans prototypes can be flipped over like this under specific conditions.

But the really shocking part is that the Lexus flies over the very wall that was designed to keep it on the track. Judging from the video, it must be at least 3 meters tall (10 ft) if not more and mister Khalid probably considers himself extremely fortunate to be alive.

"I was behind the camera when this horrific crash took place, during BDRC round 4 . We are thankful to God that our driver walked out of it without a scratch! Now we start counting the days till the Introduction of the new replacement of the drag ISF, stay tuned…." says the description of the video taken by team EKanno Racing.

Almost as shocking as the crash is the car itself. Lexus vehicles are generally associated with comfort and refinement. They make the best premium hybrids in the world and speed isn't really their thing. But this twin-turbo V8 monster of a car probably has 1500 horsepower, which is why two parachutes had to be installed to slow it down before the track runs out.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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