Driving a muscle car can be a lot of fun, but having an excess of horsepower and torque available under your right foot raises the stakes as well. Unfortunately, the driver behind the wheel of this Chevy Chevelle gambled and lost, taking an innocent minivan out along the way.
Recently posted to social media by Instagram user @sasha_molodets_, the video was captured near Jacksonville, Florida. We see the cameraman cruising in the passenger seat when a red Chevelle passes in the lefthand lane. The cameraman angles to get a quick video of the muscle car, obviously admiring the old school lines and clean look. The conditions are overcast, and although there isn’t much traffic on the road, the moisture on the windshield suggests the pavement is likely a little greasy.
After a few moments, the driver behind the wheel of the Chevelle decides to accelerate – hard. Some blue smoke is seen around the rear of the vehicle, and the signature sound of a V8 at wide-open throttle can be heard.
Suddenly, the rear end of the Chevelle starts to squirm around, indicating the rear tires have lost traction. The driver responds by snapping off the throttle and tapping the brakes, sending the vehicle’s weight forward over the suspension, resulting in the rearend to completely lose grip. The car sways back and forth before the Chevelle spears to the right directly into a Toyota Sienna minivan cruising in the slow lane.
The Chevelle collides with the minivan’s front driver’s side fender, pushing it off the freeway and onto the grass. The van takes out a traffic sign as it barrels down an embankment, while the Chevelle narrowly misses a light pole as it slides sideways, its frontend crumpled in.
The minivan continues down the grassy embankment before the passenger-side wheels dig into the adjacent hill, causing the van to roll. The van turns over on its roof twice before settling on the driver’s side doors.
According to the video poster, all involved walked away from the incident with cuts and bruises. The minivan was carrying a husband, wife, and three kids.
Just goes to show, even a quick stab of the throttle can end in disaster. Be careful out there, folks.
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