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

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

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Bmh2_XgZMThere'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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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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