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Roadster Safety Items

Discussion in 'Roadster: Performance' started by Tovar, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Tovar

    Tovar Member

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    A friend totaled his Roadster last night. A red light runner T-Boned the passenger door at 45MPH, and injuries were 2 broken ribs, a banged up knee, and a passenger broken collar bone.

    I have attached a picture of what is inside the door to illustrate the safety measures Tesla incorporated to keep occupants safe.


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  2. wiztecy

    wiztecy Active Member

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    Yes, its one nice sized beam in there. What's with the two different colors on the Roadster? Red driver door, silver passenger door, and a silver cabin. Was the driver's side damage previously?
     
  3. AltPowr

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    Actually, I don't think Tesla did anything. I have seen the inside of a Lotus Elise door years ago, and I think it looked exactly the same. So I think that may be standard Elise hardware used in the Roadster.
     
  4. Roadrunner13

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    The doors on the roadster are significantly bigger than the Elise as the door sill is lowered by an inch..
    So I don't know if they copied the Elise's design but if they did,
    it was at a minimum a deliberate decision to keep it safe as they had to redraw it significantly!
     

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