Accidents happen on the racetrack, even when there are no other cars that can provoke faults. A corner taken a little too fast or a missed braking point can mean a trip into the barriers. That’s exactly what happened today with racing driver Tom Diment as he cheered an Alpina B8 up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Which Road & Track reports, after getting into one of the last corners of the sprint a little too hot, the car ran out of asphalt and hit the hay bale next to it. Diment was ok despite the airbag triggering thanks to its full racing equipment. The car, on the other hand … well, it needs some work.
The car got off at Molecomb, which is the last corner of this Goodwood track. Sometimes a harassment is placed before Molecomb to brake the cars so that accidents like these do not happen. Of course, that chicanery was not present for this particular run. As you can see in the clip below, the car̵
The Alpina B8 in question is of the Gran Coupe variety, which means that it has four doors, four-wheel drive and 612 horsepower from a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8. Basically a sporty, more elegant version of the 8-Series Gran Coupe, it will hit 60 km / h in just 3.3 seconds and peak at 201 km / h, all while weighing 4,831 pounds. Of course, this performance costs as the Alpina B8 Gran Coupe starts at $ 139,900.