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post #1 of 12 Old 01-27-2003, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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are Ferrari's safe cars ?

Today I saw the picture of the crashed F360 of one of the suns of Trussardi and I was wondering : are Ferrari's (let's consider the new ones) safe cars ? Are they tested with crash tests ? What is the outcome ? Here in Europe we have the NCAP http://www.euroncap.com/ .Did they test them ?

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post #2 of 12 Old 01-27-2003, 06:24 AM
 
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I also saw the picture of the 360 in the newspaper. So sad for Trussardi.
But i also saw sa badly wrecked Ferraris that drivers were alive after the accidents.
A couple years ago i saw in a car magazine that Ferraris were wildly tested against crashes and the pictures were also present that you could notice how extremely crashes they had.
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post #3 of 12 Old 01-27-2003, 09:14 AM
 
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most high end sports cars are very safe(you need a stable and sturdy structure to start with when racing) most exotic car crash pics you see happened at speeds most family cars wont ever see :green:
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post #4 of 12 Old 01-27-2003, 12:07 PM
 
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all Ferrari's are crash tested and have passed all the safety requirements.
Nobody has ever seen those junkyards pics with crashtested ferrari's destroyed beyond repair??
on 1 pic you can even see an F50

a friend of mine saw a crashed Modena last week in Oostende standing on it's nose with the roof against a lightpole.
i still have problems picturing this
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post #5 of 12 Old 01-27-2003, 04:18 PM
 
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i would think that the newer cars are very safe and even the older cars are pretty safe considering the steel tube frame. its almost like having a roll cage under all that sheetmetal. plus most road ferrari's carry a bit of weight so its not exactly like driving a geo metro.
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post #6 of 12 Old 01-27-2003, 06:34 PM
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All cars including Ferrari must crash a minimum of three per model.

The 550, mine, is one of the safest cars you can get in a front end accident. I do not know about the side impact.

I went to that site and found no Ferraris. Hummm!!!! Nor did I see any American cars except the Jeep. Many Japenesse.

I wonder what Ferrari is going to do with the Enzo here in America?

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post #7 of 12 Old 01-28-2003, 02:43 PM
 
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all Ferrari's are crash tested and have passed all the safety requirements.
Nobody has ever seen those junkyards pics with crashtested ferrari's destroyed beyond repair??
on 1 pic you can even see an F50
Where can I find this picture that you speak of?

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post #8 of 12 Old 01-29-2003, 11:00 AM
 
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i can't really remember what site it was, but i have them somewhere on my HD, i'll look for them and post them here
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post #9 of 12 Old 01-30-2003, 08:15 AM
 
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post #10 of 12 Old 01-30-2003, 11:38 AM
 
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that's one of the pics i was talking about
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post #11 of 12 Old 01-30-2003, 12:24 PM
 
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I have 2 more pics but i have to scan them first. (if i can find where they are)
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