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Saved by smart fortwo structure

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by Mr X, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Mr X

    Mr X Future Owner

    Jan 18, 2013
    Simi Valley, CA
    Crashed and rolled down a 500m cliff, saved by the smart fortwo rigid structure. : cars

    held up very well, thats an old one too

    also if you are one of those types of people that are so sure that the smart isnt a safe car then check out the threads in this section Accident - Smart Car of America Forums : Smart Car Forum
  2. SwedishAdvocate

    SwedishAdvocate Active Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Sweden, Earth
    #2 SwedishAdvocate, Aug 4, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2016
    I don’t really know what kind of type I am, but there is an interesting collision between a Smart Fortwo and a Mercedes C Class in this video (in slow-motion between 1:12-1:21 and in real-time at 2:28)

  3. cwerdna

    cwerdna Active Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    SF Bay Area, CA
    #3 cwerdna, Aug 4, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2016
    More at

    Remember, this is an ~1800 lb. Smart ForTwo vs. a COMPACT (per EPA size classification) ~3500 lb. Merc C300. Typical mid-sized cars in the US are ~3000 to 3700 lbs. Even Civics are over 2500 lbs.

    Average curb weight of recently sold light-vehicles in the US is a tad over 4000 lbs.
  4. montgom626

    montgom626 Active Member

    Dec 15, 2012
    Smart for two has a great safety cage. Only issue is that high G forces from lack of crush space result in horrific injuries to internal organs as a result of rapid deceleration. The heart can literally be torn from the aortic arch. The result is that there maybe no cabin penetration but you will perish any from high G force. In other words , you will look good in an open casket.
  5. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Apr 3, 2009
    Aside from what the guys above said, the pics in the OP still seem to show the part of the roof above the windshield caved in. Or is that a result of extricating it from the foliage?

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