TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Saved by smart fortwo structure

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

  1. Mr X

    Mr X Future Owner

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Messages:
    852
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,648
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,031
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,339
    Location:
    USA
    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

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    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?
     

Share This Page