christopher heiser <christopher AT heiser DOT net>
Date Published: September 27th, 2009
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Progress in Crashing

To celebrate 50 years of crash testing, the Independent Institute for Highway Safety performed an offset crash between a 1959 Chevy Bel Air and a new 2009 Chevy Malibu. They weigh about the same, but you can see from the video that the Bel Air sustains massive damage compared to the Malibu. A lot of people consider vintage cars like the Malibu to be "tanks" that are impervious to damage, but modern engineering has clearly changed the equation:

by Christopher Heiser on September 27 16:34
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