A camera captures the moment when race car driver Dominic Olbert crashed his KTM X-Bo GTX while competing in the Polauburg Hillclimb event in April in Austria.
In this clip from YouTube channel Motorsport video Lucy M.., Olbert is seen taking a left-handed turn but seems to have done so at a slightly higher speed. He also finds himself a little more greedy with the throttle, the rear wheel of the X-Bow GTX pulling the tail out briefly before sinking into the grass on the side of the road.
There was no time to recover Olbert’s car as soon as KTM touched the grass. One of the front wheels briefly rises to the top in the air and the race car then slides aggressively to the left, shooting from the road and tying up a steep grass. The force of this impact destroys the front of the vehicle and sends it into a violent spin.
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A wheel is completely torn from the car and can be seen spiraling through the air as different parts of the body are scattered across the grassy hills. Photographers covering the event were forced to flee for cover to avoid being pulled out by KTM. The car eventually stopped on the side of the road.
Footage taken after the Hillclimb accident showed that the car’s carbon fiber monocoque and roll cage were intact at the time of the accident, keeping Olbert safe.
The KTM X-Bow GTX is perfect for this type of mountaineering event. It is powered by an Audi Sport-powered 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder that pumps 523 hp and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque. These are some serious statistics, especially when you consider that the car weighs only 1,048 kg (2,310 lb).
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