I recently found that if you hit massive jumps, such as driving up and over mountains at really high speeds, such as with a super car (infernus in my case) and land on your wheels, you will be fine, but the cop cars usually blow up on impact, lol. It is pretty hilarious driving off a huge cliff and the cops just follow right after.
luckily AI lacks the ability to tilt their cars in the air
at least i hope they do
It certainly seems to be that way. With armor on your car it isn't quite as important, but you are far more likely to keep driving off at high speed when you land nicely. I have had a few times where my car tumbled at about 150mph or so when I landed and I came out ok, but I am sure it would have blown up pretty soon after. I just like jumping mountains with supers because of the massive airtime you get, and cops happened to be after me one time I did it, that is how I found out. about 4 cop cars were clustered around me in the air, I landed fine and kept going, a couple overshot me and a couple fell behind, but all 4 blew up. It was extremely hilarious. ^.^ I just drove off back up the mountain and sat there till stars were gone since there were no more following me.