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MikeDanger  



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:35 am    Post subject: crash test picture Reply with quote

thought this might be interesting


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting indeed..the roof does bend on a rear impact as well.
By todays standards thats a "no no" but as long as there is no occupant clash with the surrounding parts and no frame separation (opening of the cockpit) thats fine as all it does is to absorb energy and save the occupants.

This is the frontal crash test for the 944, practically the same as the 924



This a closeup of the 924 frontal crash test


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the rear crash, did the seat fail or is the dummy in the back seat?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain_Kirk wrote:
In the rear crash, did the seat fail or is the dummy in the back seat?


Good spot. Wow.

I love how the rear glass shatters so spectacularly. I wonder if a car could be sold like that today with a glass like that.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glass is still sekurit so a glass hatch like that would shatter in the same way.
It looks like both dummies are at the same angle. Somehow i doubt both seats failed at the same time. I dont see a seat in the 944 frontal crash either.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mars478 wrote:
I love how the rear glass shatters so spectacularly. I wonder if a car could be sold like that today with a glass like that.

That's what tempered glass does. The little bits don't have big jagged edges on them.

It's far safer than window glass (as in windows on houses), which ends up having big jagged pieces.

Cars normally have tempered glass (like we're discussing here) for all windows except the windshield, which has a plastic lamination between two layers of glass to keep everything in place in case of breakage. I'm not sure what kind of glass the windshield safety glass is though, because I don't believe it is conventional tempered glass. I believe tempered glass would end up shattering from simple rock chips that are common in windshields.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glass breakage aside, I wonder what the impact speed was in either of these crash tests - and if the gas tank ruptured in the rear end collision. Drive safely - Peter
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