Time Lapse Video: Scott Sharp’s Patrón Highcroft Acura Race Car Re-Build

During practice at the 2009 Petit Le Mans (ALMS) race at Road Atlanta, driver Scott Sharp majorly crashed his Patrón Highcroft Acura ARX-20a Race Car, luckily walking away. To prepare it in time for the upcoming race, the team had to build an almost completely new car from scratch, which they amazingly accomplished in 20 hours while retaining only 10% of the original parts. Find the 2 minutes and 41 second time-lapse video of that epic feat on the following page…

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It is absolutely amazing that he was able to walk away unscathed, a true testament to modern safety equipment.
Now, time for it’s rebuild:

What an awesome display of team work, showing an impressive amount of people working together to get the mission accomplished. It doesn’t get any more professional than that.

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Be sure to find the summary of the team’s crunching time schedule and hard hitting crash statistics in Autoblog.com’s link below:

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/09/27/patron-highcroft-team-builds-new-acura-prototype-in-just-over-20/

Further pictures were found here at:

http://gearheadsandmonkeywrenches.tumblr.com/post/5074188013/scott-sharp-patron-highcroft-racing-acura

And:

http://endurance-info.com/version2/galerie/photo/roadatlanta/petitlemans/2009-libres2/J5-crash_02.jpg

 

 

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