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    2016 American muscle cars Crash Test - Video

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    Re: 2016 American muscle cars Crash Test - Video

    Like buyers of these kinds of cars are concerned about their crash worthiness.
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    Re: 2016 American muscle cars Crash Test - Video

    Nothing too surprising here. Camaro did pretty well, though I question the roof strength issue.

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    Re: 2016 American muscle cars Crash Test - Video

    about as expected outcomes
    as the Challenger is the OLDEST by far it would fail the NEWEST test

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    Re: 2016 American muscle cars Crash Test - Video

    Quote Originally Posted by HuJass View Post
    Like buyers of these kinds of cars are concerned about their crash worthiness.
    They should be, they are the most likely to actually get into an accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    about as expected outcomes
    as the Challenger is the OLDEST by far it would fail the NEWEST test
    Interesting it's by far the heaviest car in the segment, that extra weight apparently wasn't used for any structural integrity.

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    Re: 2016 American muscle cars Crash Test - Video

    So, how did they do with the new "Explosive Spear Through the Windshield Test"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffInDFW View Post
    So, how did they do with the new "Explosive Spear Through the Windshield Test"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnough View Post
    Interesting it's by far the heaviest car in the segment, that extra weight apparently wasn't used for any structural integrity.
    Mass is a double edged sword.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnough View Post
    Interesting it's by far the heaviest car in the segment, that extra weight apparently wasn't used for any structural integrity.
    It is heavy to a good deal because of its size also a lack of cost was probably engineered into its chassis in order to hit its price point.

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    Funny how people are so quick to jump onto the Challenger being heavy, when just a year ago the Camaro was portly as well, for the exact same reasons... both being a large 4 door based platform, converted to 2 door use. I'd like to see the Gen V Camaro tested this way too. As both stated above, the older platform will suffer the worst, and more mass results in more momentum in an accident like this. And also stated above, I take these tests with a grain of salt. It won't affect my decision to any one model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffInDFW View Post
    So, how did they do with the new "Explosive Spear Through the Windshield Test"?
    hahaha...knock that $hit off...that made me laugh loud enough for my boss to hear me at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spd98 View Post
    Mass is a double edged sword.
    Actually - the Mythbusters did a good job on that issue of mass and speed in collisions. Turns out ol' Newton was right:

    http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/20...on-collisions/

    At the same time - they may have gotten it wrong, while getting it right..right?!?

    The mass of two objects plays an important part of how energy is transmitted between them. The problem with these glorious tests the IIHS and NHTSA just love is that they keep slamming cars into a fixed object. That's just fine if you want to simulate what happens when an idiot texting their friends runs into a wall but, if you have two cars or trucks hitting each other at speed, it gets way more complex.

    In the most basic terms, the heavier object gets hurt the least (all other things being equal). This is simply because an object with more mass will transfer more of that energy into the object with less mass.

    Now, maybe it's NOT such a good idea to get a so-called "Smart Car"...hmmm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 63GrandSport001 View Post
    It is heavy to a good deal because of its size also a lack of cost was probably engineered into its chassis in order to hit its price point.
    I was mostly being facetious. A lot of people claim the heavy cars are more solidly built, but there is not a direct correlation, especially with the FCA LX cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by fastrehotrods View Post
    Funny how people are so quick to jump onto the Challenger being heavy, when just a year ago the Camaro was portly as well, for the exact same reasons... both being a large 4 door based platform, converted to 2 door use. I'd like to see the Gen V Camaro tested this way too. As both stated above, the older platform will suffer the worst, and more mass results in more momentum in an accident like this. And also stated above, I take these tests with a grain of salt. It won't affect my decision to any one model.
    Camaro was portly, but the SS was always around 300lbs lighter than the Challenger. The weight they would lose if they made the Hemi out of aluminum is also only around 80-100lbs as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnough View Post
    Camaro was portly, but the SS was always around 300lbs lighter than the Challenger. The weight they would lose if they made the Hemi out of aluminum is also only around 80-100lbs as well.
    Actually only about 150 lbs different....

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