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Ford Focus 120mph into a wall

Holy Cow check this out freaking insane
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It'll buff out.
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That'll buff out.
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Yeah, that'll buff out! lol What makes me curious is if the car can get all the way on its own power to 120mph as the video states (I don't know since I don't own one) then why do they limit Ford Rangers to 90mph which is a much better built vehicle?

I will say that I don't think anyone would have survived that!
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I was waiting for someone to reach in and pull out the Timex watch to see if it's still ticking.
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Yeah, that'll buff out! lol What makes me curious is if the car can get all the way on its own power to 120mph as the video states (I don't know since I don't own one) then why do they limit Ford Rangers to 90mph which is a much better built vehicle?

I will say that I don't think anyone would have survived that!
Buy a tuner and go as fast as your speedometer goes and tell me why it's limited. Our trucks are not speed demons, they are limited i believe because of the speed ratings on the factory tires.
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And limited due to the higher center of gravity.
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I owned a 2003 zx5. Had it up to 210km/h, dumbest thing I have ever done
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Just think about this. curtisy of the guys at the Barrier.
Any time you crash in to a stand still wall with a moving vehicle, The force exerted doubles.
Also, too bad they don't wreck like that anymore, the new A-pillars crush different. I think the style shown there is better, more engine crush.
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Just think about this. curtisy of the guys at the Barrier.
Any time you crash in to a stand still wall with a moving vehicle, The force exerted doubles.
Also, too bad they don\'t wreck like that anymore, the new A-pillars crush different. I think the style shown there is better, more engine crush.
And when it crashes into another car going the same speed it quadruples! 560mph imagine that!

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And when it crashes into another car going the same apples it quadruples! 560mph imagine that!
holy moly. i wonder if the block would crack?
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And when it crashes into another car going the same speed it quadruples! 560mph imagine that!
Number one test we do here is running something INTO the car. usually its a cement pole into the side of a car. nine days out of ten its like a 35 MPH test. but i've seen them run one car into another before.
It was two of the new 'sploders. We locked the brakes up permanently on one, and hit it with another one at 60MPH Both vehicles went about 200 yards before stopping.
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love that show they do some crazy **** lol
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I owned a 2003 zx5. Had it up to 210km/h, dumbest thing I have ever done
91 golf GL maxes out at 182 kms. Higher w/a deisel trans due to lower gears.
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yes the limiter is likely based on the speed ratings on the tires... and NO hitting a vehicle head on going at the same rate of speed doesn't double the crash force... it's the same as hitting a barrier at the speed... mythbusters proved this... and with a tuner to remove the limiter, most cars can venture WELL into 200km/h territory... they're limited both for safety and due to their tires because no one would keep w rated tires on, say, a cavalier, or a 4x4 ranger...
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yes the limiter is likely based on the speed ratings on the tires... and NO hitting a vehicle head on going at the same rate of speed doesn't double the crash force... it's the same as hitting a barrier at the speed... mythbusters proved this... and with a tuner to remove the limiter, most cars can venture WELL into 200km/h territory... they're limited both for safety and due to their tires because no one would keep w rated tires on, say, a cavalier, or a 4x4 ranger...
Heres how it works..
Car + car + head on crash + both at 60mph = One car @ 120mph into a wall.
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Heres how it works..
Car + car + head on crash + both at 60mph = One car @ 120mph into a wall.
Cool story brah that 2nd grade math!
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Cool story brah that 2nd grade math!
He seemed to think that was not true lol
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Heres how it works..
Car + car + head on crash + both at 60mph = One car @ 120mph into a wall.
It's actually more than double. There's more physics involved. Somebody didn't do their homework
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Heres how it works..
Car + car + head on crash + both at 60mph = One car @ 120mph into a wall.
It's actually more than double. There's more physics involved. Somebody didn't do their homework
How many G's at impact and what was the force one each car at impact.
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Well thats why I'm a Chemical Engineer major haha
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If you are a chemical engineer, you should have been exposed to some physics. When two cars collide head-on at 60 mph each, the collision energy is the equivalent of a 120 mph collision but each car (if cars are equivalent) will absorb half of the energy. The results are similar to each car hitting a wall at 60 mph.

A car travelling 120 mph that hits a solid wall will absorb nearly 100% of the energy because the wall will not deflect much and return most of the energy back to the car.

Typically cars absorb/use energy in an impact by collapsing. Typically solid objects that cannot collapse use energy by accelerating or fragmenting. If the energy is not great enough to accelerate or fragment the solid object, it transfers the energy to something else (the car in this case).
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