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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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What possibly cause this brand new z06 to crash? Video

The car is going in a perfectly straight line with traction and suddenly pulls to the right and end up in a tree. Im wondering what did the driver do?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 12:53 PM
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Re: What possibly cause this brand new z06 to crash? Video

I would guess he turned off all the nannys like traction control and active handling.
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Re: What possibly cause this brand new z06 to crash? Video

Wheel spin and an inexperienced driver.



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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 10:06 PM
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Re: What possibly cause this brand new z06 to crash? Video

Driver probably shifted.


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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Re: What possibly cause this brand new z06 to crash? Video

After seeing that video and the responses here I will keep my new z06 in eco mode for at least a year after getting it.
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After seeing that video and the responses here I will keep my new z06 in eco mode for at least a year after getting it.
Just sign up for the Ron Fellows Driving School. I don't think my new Z will ever see Eco Mode but "never" is a long time. There might be the odd occasion but I don't for see it.
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Re: What possibly cause this brand new z06 to crash? Video

How much is it and where is it? I live in Florida. How will I get my car there?
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Re: What possibly cause this brand new z06 to crash? Video

I guess I will jump in here-----
Desibaba--Please do a bunch of studying before you spend your money on anew ZO6. First, the ECO mode does no good under full throttle, so you can put it in that mode forever and it won't help if you want to go fast in a straight line.

The Ron Fellows School is $1,000, which is discounted for new model year owners. It's just outside Las Vegas in the mountains and very worthwhile to attend. You will not need to take your car as a ZO6 in the same configuration as yours will be provided for you.

Please take the time to get acquainted with all the ZO6 has to offer and slow down so we won't be reading your obituary. Best of luck to you on your quest for speed.
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Re: What possibly cause this brand new z06 to crash? Video

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I would guess he turned off all the nannys like traction control and active handling.
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Driver probably shifted.
Likely yes, and then absolutely yes.
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He was obviously texting while driving. He paid the price.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-12-2017, 02:37 PM
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Re: What possibly cause this brand new z06 to crash? Video

He lost traction, took his foot off of the gas when it scared him, and the rear wheels slowed down. When they slowed enough to regain traction, they pushed the car straight in the direction it was pointed, due to the slide causing the car to swerve, because the driver did not uncouple the drive-train from the engine.

It is a real problem with automatics; you have to be able to get to uncouple the motor from the drive wheels quickly either by clutching or getting into neutral to avoid the slowing tires hooking up again while you are pointed in a bad direction.

I know the F1 automatic of Ferrari allows the operator to pull both paddles simultaneously to go straight to neutral while in manual shifting mode.

Does the A8 have anything like that to enable the driver to get into neutral as fast as possible? I only have a GS/M6 and no experience with this particular automatic.
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