[DML] fuel tank crash safety
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[DML] fuel tank crash safety



Has there ever been any concern about the location of the fuel tank in 
a severe frontal collission? Most cars these days hide the fuel tank 
under the middle frame. I know the DMC fual tank is technically inside 
the frame so to speak, but its all the way in the front. Wouldn't the 
tank be comprimised in a severe frontal collission? Watching the old 
crash test videos, the entire front of the car is demolished at 40mph. 
I guess you'd also need an ignition source and the hot engine is in 
the rear so that's a plus.

Here's how the Ford Escort fuel tank did at a 70mph crash at the 
NJTurnpike tollbooth. Granted the impact would probably kill you 
instantly but I wouldn't want to cook like that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4bj_3oUxuo



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