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Dead Car Rolling: Take In The Final Moments Of A Condemmed Mercedes


Dead Car Rolling: Take In The Final Moments Of A Condemmed Mercedes

The only thing worse than seeing the frontal offset crash of a 2017 Mercedes E-class actually happening is the moment just before the car starts to roll towards the barriers at Mercedes’ Sindelfingen testing facility¬†with a purpose. That moment before motion, it’s still a car. It’s still in one piece, unharmed, but there is no coming back from that final moment. This Mercedes is condemned, it’s life sacrificed so that many others may live, Crash testing is a necessary evil for vehicles, because no computer generation is ever going to fully provide the kind of data that a no-kidding wreck will. The car must be tested to failure, and that means that there must be sacrificial examples ready to be destroyed in the name of safety. But there is more than just setting up some cameras and hitting the “go” button, and that’s what this video provides: an insight to the preparation of a crash car. That’s a lot of work for a lot of crushed plastic and crunched metal…


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4 thoughts on “Dead Car Rolling: Take In The Final Moments Of A Condemmed Mercedes

  1. Brendan M

    As a mechanic myself, I’d like to see more undercarriage parts painted like a McDonald’s fun house. It would make my day a lot more festive!

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