I suppose Florida news outlets can be forgiven for not spilling much ink on this video, being used to insane thunderstorms and all, but, still, holy shit!
If you’ve never seen a car struck by lightning before, let this video from Morocco be the one to send you into a YouTube binge. It looks like the car was zapped by an orbiting space laser. Thankfully, no one was hurt, so feel free to gawk with a clear conscience.
Slovakian rider Ivan Jakes was struck by lightning in the Salar Centenario area on the third stage of the Dakar Rally, reports Motorsport.com. Of course it didn’t stop him. Who stops for a pesky little nuisance like lightning on the Dakar?
You’ve probably already read somewhere that no, nothing will happen to your plane if it gets struck by lightning. Planes get hit all the time, and nothing happens. Supposedly. But it never hurts to have video evidence of that fact. Here’s a look at the wrath of the heavens unleashing itself on a Delta flight.
On average, every airliner gets struck at least once per year by lightning and passengers rarely ever know it happens. Watch these airliners get blasted by electricity as they approach Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on a dark and stormy night.
I will be the first to admit that I have a lightning phobia, along with heights. Both are rational, because both can easily kill you. But when it came to lightning, there was always The Car, an impenetrable metal fortress. But not anymore, as lightning can now go through windshields and melt your face.
Al and Betty Perry were driving their late-model Chevrolet Silverado down Highway 14 in Alberta when a lightning strike turned their truck into a f*king rolling fireball. Airbags deployed, cabin filled with smoke, and both occupants thought they were doomed until a passing cop busted in and saved their butts.
This is what it looks like when lightning strikes your car – a big flash, an even bigger boom, and a golden shower of sparks.
As a native Texan, the only thing I enjoy more than burnouts is truck burnouts. I look at them the same way I look at barbecue: the smokier, the better.
Performance cars with electronic help are already here. The fantastic Porsche 918 is almost ready, BMW has put through its i8 diesel-electric supercar some ice almost a year ago, and with Ferrari's Enzo replacement (whatever they will call it), plus the "97%" ready McLaren P1 also using KERS, there is no question that…
A new study reveals car exhaust clouds attract lightning and actually increase the frequency of strikes. Metallica approves.
With an electric motor at each wheel, the UK-built Lightning GT, unveiled yesterday at the British Motor Show, is said to produce a total of 700 HP. According to the company, the Lightning's nanotechnology battery pack will provide a 200-mile range on a ten-minute charge. Those are mighty big numbers to be throwing…
The Lightning Car Company has stunned us with their release of the UK's first electric sportscar, the Lightning GT. Top speed is promised to be over 130 MPH, which isn't all that impressive, but Lightning is claiming the electric powertrain will deliver 700+ HP from its wheel-mounted electric motors charged by your…
Now that we've seen a couple of Ford Crown Victorias getting into the 13s with a little nitrous oxide assistance, how about a 2000 civilian-spec Vic with the supercharged Triton 5.4 out of the Ford Lightning truck? Oh yes, and don't forget the Tremec 5-speed and 4.10 rear gears. Make the jump to see some burnout…