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Discussion in 'Model S' started by P85DBeast, Apr 4, 2017.
A few details would be helpful.
Helpful for what?, it's a burned up wreck.
I don't have any details about the wreck. Maybe it will soon be in on some Tesla related website.
For starters, what started the fire? A major crash, s short, vandalism?
Say whatever you want but Tesla has engineered the crap out of those B pillars.
Steel vs aluminum for rollover protection?
That would be my guess. Still, that car got HOT. I would have expected those pillars to be a little more warped.
I believe the pillars are made from some type of reinforced steel so thats is why they don't melt. How come aluminum cars are more expensive if steel in this scenario is clearly more stronger??
Well, lighter when you want the same volume. It's not actually lighter if you want the same strength.
Aluminium has a lower melting point than steel, and is lighter than steel, hens the reason it's used in more upmarket vehicles
The car appears to be in a junkyard with other wrecked vehicles, and it looks like the fire occurred after it was moved to that location. Seems like improper storage / disposal of a totaled vehicle is the real culprit here.
Suggest that the title of the post be changed to "Best B Pillars on the Market!" .... or perhaps "Another Tesla advantage: Model S coil springs perform well in heat".
Those rear coils don't normally sit that high so I imagine during the fire as the bodywork melted, those puppies jumped up like Jack-in-the-Boxes!
You say that you have no details so how do you know the car just burned down? Did you mean the car just burned down April 4th? Or that the car just burned on it's own? How did you come across this information/picture?
Aluminum is more expensive because it takes more energy to make it and it's harder to work with.
That car is sitting at a salvage auction yard. For it to be there, the fire happened months ago. It could have been an accident, it could have been in a house fire, we won't know unless someone with first hand knowledge chimes in.
Or Cars.com at a discount.
It burnt while on that site - look at the ground.