Hammond managed to get out right before the vehicle was completely destroyed by the fire: It just made an already rare vehicle even rarer. As he entered the right turn, he suddenly realised his predicament and lifted off the accelerator before applying the brakes – unsettling the car and unwittingly creating a state of lift-off over-steer due to the forward weight transfer (‘B’). similar problem like when Koenigsegg One:1 crash at Nurburgring record attempt, small companies don’t have experience or funds to make a lot of testing miles so they fail at simpliest problems like 15U$ chinese ABS sensor on One:1 or probably also some prosaic problem on Rimak vectoring system …. While it was probably a terrifying few seconds and a costly crash, it will likely make for a good episode of the Grand Tour. Hard to believe though – torque vectoring is all about the distribution of power to each of the four wheels.
The destroyed example will still appear in the second season of The Grand Tour, as filming was done by the time of Hammond's last run. Through Zalkon.com, you can check out Fred’s portfolio and get monthly green stock investment ideas. What's certain is that after the back end stepped out, the rear tires ran out of asphalt almost immediately, launching the car off the mountain and crashing into the road 100 feet below.
The car also dug quite a few craters into the ground while losing speed and altitude. There’s a slight right and a left, and as I went ’round the left the back end stepped away.”.

From the start location at the bottom of the valley, the 1,758-metre course winds its way up the hill to the finish line located a few hundred metres from the town itself. Nobody else was in the car or involved in the accident, and we’d like to thank the paramedics on site for their swift response. The vehicle left the road sideways, travelling at approximately 130 km/h (80 mph). He should pay for the car out of his own pocket the bloody goose. Mr Rimac suggested to Hammond: “You were running out of road, you were going too fast, so you wanted to get through the corner anyway.”, “What happened there in my opinion.. you have two inputs – the steering and the brake and the throttle pedal,” Rimac added. Earlier this year, we were told by Rimac that they only plan to make 8 new units of the updated version of the Concept One, which appears to be the version that Hammond was driving for the show. Wheeler Dealers: Mike Brewer’s side of the story, The 100 Best Top Gear Episodes Ever (Pt3), How to fix faded black plastic trim in 15 minutes. The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated.”. He was flown by Air Ambulance to the hospital in St Gallen to be checked over revealing a fracture to his knee. But, unfortunately again, the video came across as being mostly an advertisement for Rimac – perhaps something the manufacturer was owed following the incineration of one of their US$980,000 Concept One supercar.

Entering the left hander too fast made the torque vectoring push the car into oversteer, after which Hammond ran out of road and fell down the mountain. And didn’t this happen quite some distance after the finish line?

Happy to eat my words if you can provide evidence though. Richard Hammond’s Rimac Concept One crash in detail. Here’s how it all went wrong for... Edd China returns with ‘Garage Revival’ YouTube series. According to Hammond, on their fifth day in Switzerland testing the Lamborghini Aventador S, the Acura NSX and the Rimac Concept One back to back, he went for a last run up the hillclimb course, losing control just after crossing the finish line. Hammond would have panicked at this point (perhaps when he is heard saying “CRAP!” in the episode audio) and attempted to steer left – counter-steering into the slide – in an effort to stay on the road. My heart was truly in my mouth as I watched Richard Hammond thundering up the hill in the all-electric Rimac, carrying the weight of Croatia’s pride on his shoulders. The little idiot is still accelerating after the finish line. Hammond does not understand how that happened, claiming the car has been understeering during all of his previous attempts. would this ” torque vectoring be a similar system to the one used by say Subaru for instance? Road & Track participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. What caused the crash exactly? Have Wheeler Dealers reduced workshop time? Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the podcast. It was the forward weight transfer that unsettled the rear end, and caused an otherwise under-steery car like the Rimac to bite and bite hard. The accident was every bit as shocking as we expected it to be, but unfortunately there were no cameras present at the crash location to cover the incident and some questions have been left unanswered. But the Rimac was still travelling too quickly at this point, and as the car stopped over-steering and regained grip, it snapped violently across to the left and exited the track sideways (‘C’). Speaking of the accident, Hammond said: “The last run of the day, at the top just over the finishing line… [the back end] got away from me and I went over the edge. Hammond most likely counter-steered into the slide, but as the car regained grip, it snapped violently to the left and left the road sideways. Jeremy Clarkson, who witnessed the accident, described it as “the biggest and most frightening” accident he has seen: It was the biggest crash I've ever seen and the most frightening but incredibly, and thankfully, Richard seems to be mostly OK. — Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 10, 2017. Fred is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at Electrek. ok off the top I am of the opinion that Richard overcooked it … how ever Mario’s thoughts struck a note with me. I can’t recall a time where I felt so anxious to be watching an episode of The Grand Tour, or even Top Gear, as I was when I watched the opening episode of The Grand Tour Series 2. “This is what you [use] to tell the car this is where I want to go and this is what I want to do. That was the first hard impact, after which the Concept One started to roll, traveling some 500 feet and missing three houses along the way thanks to the direction of the slopes. Are Kogan TVs any good? Back in July, Hammond sat down with Rimac CEO Mate Rimac to discuss the incident on DRIVETRIBE. 200 km/h are reached in 6 seconds while the 300 km/h mark falls after just 14 seconds. Was Edd China right? More. So when you do this [turn the steering wheel left] it says ‘okay, you want me to go there’, but there is not enough road and it will rotate the car more than the tyres can handle.”. Mate Rimac believes the fact that the passenger cell remained intact proves how safe his supercar is, although the company will look into how they could prevent a fire from happening even in such extreme circumstances. the road has a 2 inch layer of dry gravel with a thick mud base and when you break through the top layer you hit this slick mud. the speed of the Remic at 130 kms phr has a stoping point with its brakes of 180 metres, kindly regards Martyn.