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Watch a 1,000 hp Toyota Celica lose a wheel during drag race

By Deeq on 30 Apr 2016 in Motorsports

There's a 1975 Toyota Celica. Toyota's legendary 2JZ engine provides around 1,000 horsepower, which we'd classify as "a whole hell of a lot." It sounds and goes very nicely, making multiple runs during the TX2K16, a drag and roll-racing event in Texas. It faces off against a tough-looking GT-R, before making short work of an Audi R8. Then, it beats out a nice Chevrolet Camaro SS, rocking out a 10.21-second quarter-mile run on a lousy start. And then the wheels come off. Literally.

If you all you want to see is the disaster, fast forward to around the 3:30 mark. After a hearty burnout, the 2JZ-powered Celica goes for a hard launch and promptly disintegrates the lug nuts on the driver's side rear wheel. It's an impressive, if disheartening sight. But it's one the driver handles well, all things considered.

Be sure to also enjoy the rest of the video, dragging with a GT-R.

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With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.

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Mavwong May 02 2016 12:00 PM

That's freaking awesome Celica! Looking at the car width, every sprint looks like it's going to flip sideway but the driver well control the beast.

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