Re: [DML] The COMPLETE DeLorean crash test videos, report and more.
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Re: [DML] The COMPLETE DeLorean crash test videos, report and more.

Integrity of the cabin or the doors or the glass means nothing.  Integrity of 
the passengers in the cabin is all that matters.  The whole point of modern 
automotive crashworhiness engineering is to manage the energy in a collision to 
slow the passenger compartment down as "gently" as possible, reducing the 
g-forces on the passengers.  If that means breaking glass, bending hoods, 
collapsing fenders, dimpling the roof or bending the frame, then that is what is 
done.  The energy dissipated during the deformation of those structures is what 
reduces the g-forces on the people in the car.  Prior to Mercedes developing the 
progressive deformation technology in the 50's and 60's, the common knowledge 
was to make the car as strong as possible.  The results were huge g-forces 
transmitted to the passengers, resulting in injuries and deaths, but perfect 
cabins.  The only damage was the dents in the unpadded metal dashboards caused 
by passenger body parts.

Don't look at what is left of the car.  Look at what the data recorders in the 
crash test dummies says.


From: "cbl302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cbl302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tue, March 20, 2012 3:07:43 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] The COMPLETE DeLorean crash test videos, report and more.

Forgot This... Compare the Brickin crash test at 35mph to the Delorean crash 

Notice the Cabin was 100% untouched and the Doors were FULLY 
far as I remember even the windshield DID NOT crack..

Now which car would you rather be in in a Collision..

BTW..the Hood sustained NO damage and that Bricklin WAS repaired and put back to 


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cbl302@..." <cbl302@...> wrote:
> > This doesn't bear out Claude's flippant and inaccurate comment about the
> > occupants being "DOA", as he posted earlier.
> Hey James...As for being  "flippant and inaccurate comment about the
> occupants being "DOA",
> In THAT particular Test(the 40mph test) they would have either been vegetables 
>or DOA..for lack of a secure door..Just look at how the door folded up like tin 
>foil..(along with the rest of the car..and SS is Waaay stronger than human 
>bones/flesh...Their internal organs would have been "compressing and distorting" 
>in the same fashion as the car was..their heads would have been fine..but their 
>brain(s) would have been shaking like jello in a bowl..not good if you plan on 
> If those "were" real humans..they would have been goners..For one thing the Air 
>bags were way over-sized for such a small confined space..and if you look at how 
>the test dummies ended up..there was NO WAY they could have survived.. I sure as 
>hell would NOT want to have been in that 40 mph crash..however the 35mph video 
>shows a Very survivable  crash..with maybe just  very bad neck and leg injures 
>..again airbags that deployed with way to much force..
> Claude
> 1024
> bric


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