R53 tested against Nuerburgring guardrail

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  1. fishmonger

    fishmonger Well-Known Member

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    tough little car - and airbags seem to be reserved for really hard hits

     
  2. Dave.0

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    Damn that was a hard hit but not a head on hit, that’s why no front airbags deployed.
     
  3. wmwny

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    I wonder how a Gen 2 or 3 would have fared?
     
  4. DneprDave

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    They probably would have been able to drive away, had it been a Gen 2. they are lighter, stronger and
    prettier. :D
     
  5. wmwny

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    Prettier? Not with that "Hitler's Moustache"! :Vomit:
     
  6. Sully

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    Ha - hadn't heard that before. So went and looked at some pictures.. maybe I'm missing it. :eek:
     
  7. wmwny

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    It's that God-awful black strip on the bumper area.
     
  8. caseydog

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    I'd guess pretty much the same. Any differences would be insignificant with a hard hit like that. That car is totaled, and a Gen 2 or Gen 3 would be totaled, too. How much it is totaled is kind of a moot point -- it's totaled.

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