[DML] Re: fuel tank crash safety
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[DML] Re: fuel tank crash safety



Undoubtedly they thought about this when they designed the car.

The prototype had the fuel tank in a more central location.  Where
it's at now is still pretty good.  Your guess is as good as mine which
is a better place, but it has to go somewhere.   

In a nasty frontal collision, trauma will probably kill you before the
fuel tank breaks, which is definitely the preferable way to go, for my
vote.  I wouldn't worry about it.

There is always the risk of maiming or death when we get into any car.
I would rate the risk of "firey death in a Delorean" much lower than
"death by roll-over from overcorrection" or "death by some stupid
other driver crashing into me". 

Rick.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daviddlasvegas" <daviddlasvegas@...>
wrote:
>
> 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. 




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