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mamba

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52 posts

28 months

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Cockpit seems in-tacked how was this so tragic?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaGZVY_97Pc

Vipers

18,109 posts

108 months

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How safe is any car in a crash, compare a Volvo to a TVR, which is the best one to be in when it crashes?

As we dont know how this accident occurred, difficult to say how safe Vipers are. Must meet USA standards for crash survival surely?




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mamba

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52 posts

28 months

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Anyone translate?
At first I tought it had rolled but this doesnt seem to be the case.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGuCu7BvcPw

ViperDave

3,533 posts

133 months

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Do that much damage to any car even if the cockpit is intact unless the occupants were in 6 points with lids on they are going to be thrown around like rag dolls and even if important bits like noggins don't hit hard objects, just the motions and accelerations of the head would probably do serious injury, enough to cause death.

Yes vipers are dangerous, not because of that crash, just look at the footage from the one that crashed in the cannonball (or similar race) a few years back, those passengers walked away from a similar destruction in a 1xx MPH crash but they had lids on and 6 point harnesses.

A viper is dangerous as it is an incredibly powerful rear wheel drive sports car with very high performance limits that mean when it starts to go wrong it happens quicker than the average Joe can deal with.

Statistically more people have died in air crashes than vipers and air travel is considered very safe!

RIP those guys

fatboy18

9,535 posts

91 months

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Although the cockpit may be intact I can see an aftermarket roll bar in that car. As Dave said, if those guys were not wearing helmets, hitting their heads on the steel roll bar will do some serious damage! Body panels and glass windscreens also will do rather a lot of damage too frown
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viperboy

87 posts

42 months

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mamba said:
Anyone translate?
At first I tought it had rolled but this doesnt seem to be the case.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGuCu7BvcPw
Yes he mentions they hit something hard

mamba

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52 posts

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Looking at the viper chassis is seems the car is of very stiff construction, Dodge have tried to create weak points in the chassis to promote some sort of crumple zones but due to the nature of this open top roadster I would imagine this is difficult to achieve without losing rigidity.
It strange how there isn't any crash testing data available on the net for these cars!



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