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Discussion in 'General' started by boiled_elephant, 7 Dec 2008.

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  1. Picarro

    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    The Tesla is loosely based on the Lotus ;)
     
  2. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    IIRC the basic tesla chassis was designed by lotus.

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  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    QFT!
     
  4. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    im not sure that a gt3 has a roll cage designed for crashes. it might just be for rigidity to improve handling.

    scary looking crash all the same

    someone has figured out how to print from an ipad
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    *found this on engadget btw
     
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  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    It's a bolt-in roll cage, not a full-body crash cage. It'll only do good if you roll the car, not smash it into a tree with such ridiculous force.
     
  6. Viper355

    Viper355 What's a Dremel?

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    And everyone knows bolt-ins are only good for showing off....
     
  7. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Meh. I'd hit it, as would most of the guys on this forum and probably a few of the girls.
     
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    You rang?
     
  9. Aaeen

    Aaeen Yep...that's me

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  10. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Oh i completely agree, i was just surprised by the massive amount of crumple to what should be a very strong cage! But as with everything add speed and an immovable object and not much will save you.

    Even then i imagine their skulls were caved in by the handy amounts of metal piping slamming against them, not a nice thought but you are supposed to wear a helmet when with a cage for a reason...
     
  11. Picarro

    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    What killed them was probably massive head trauma from the +100 mph to 0 decelleration they experienced.
     
  12. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Basic chassis is a Lotus. IIRC it's a rearrangement of Lotus' Versatile Vehicle Architecture (aluminium extrusions which also underpin all of Lotus' current range) and they've got about 6% parts commonality. The test mules were definitely just electric Elises.

    Yup, I don't think it really matters what the car's built of at that stage - the human body just doesn't really survive a 100-0 deceleration. They must have been doing some serious speed.
     
  13. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Slightly disconcertingly I was thinking of you when I typed that... curiouser and curiouser.
     
  14. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish What's a Dremel?

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    Zabuza What's a Dremel?

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    kovacs What's a Dremel?

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    kovacs What's a Dremel?

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    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    You every flown on a plane? Or travelled on a high speed train (not a British one mind you)? If you have then you've survived a 100-0mph deceleration, what matters is the rate of deceleration not the change in speed. Next we'll be hearing that it's impossible to breathe if you travel at over 20mph :rolleyes::p.

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  19. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Amateur rally driver on another board I surf, had a big off at ~90-100mph, this Safety Devices bolt-in (as used and developed by Peugeot Sport) saved his and his co-driver's life.

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  20. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    I seem to remember they trotted out a load of doctors who said 100mph would kill the first person who tried it? But yes I should have pointed out it's the instantaneous nature of the stop that's fatal - like they say, it's not the fall that kills you but the sudden deceleration... :D
     
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