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|03-21-2016 09:27 AM|
I just haven't seen any videos of the newer sportcar models in crash test. They're usually normal sedans and such.
Would be cool to see how a NSX handles the frontal and side crash tests.
|03-18-2016 11:02 AM|
|1fastAcura||Well what reason would they have for not showing it? Crash testing is required for all car makers, they only benefit in showing us which doesn't take much effort at all and lots of them have.|
|03-18-2016 07:50 AM|
Do manufacturers ever release supercar crash test videos? I don't think I've ever seen one.
|03-17-2016 04:39 PM|
But it should be. Cars like these that go faster and are driven more aggressively are more likely to get in more intense crashes. So safety should be even more important for cars like these.
|03-17-2016 10:58 AM|
I haven't seen any crash tests online as yet and think it might be too early for them, instead we'll have to wait for when it's finally out in full for that information. But it won't be something many owners will consider.
|03-17-2016 09:12 AM|
Still pretty good for a sportscar but yea, not exactly a tank. Do you think we'll ever see a crash test video of the NSX? I want to see those ablation castings and that A pillar in action to see how sturdy it really is.
|03-16-2016 01:22 PM|
It makes sense that some things are common between the two. Both have an interest in making the vehicle as safe and durable as possible. I think that going so far as to say that "the Acura NSX is built like a tank" is going a bit too far. I would say the presidential limo is built like a tank, to put things in relative contrast.
|03-16-2016 11:57 AM|
|Acura NSX News||
Acura NSX Built Like A Tank
Not style wise but the materials used and the thought put into driver and passenger safety is astounding.
The NSX’s A pillar is made up of ultra-high strength steel that was three-dimensionally formed and water jet-quenched for increased structural rigidity making it perform better in roof crushing tests. This is actually the world’s first application of this material.
Along with more structural rigidity in the A pillar, Acura used ablation cast nodes in key junctures of the frame to optimize impact protection. They are designed to deform while absorbing the kinetic energy during a collision and keep as much of it away from the cabin as possible. On top of the nodes in the front, there are another two located in the rear frame and they were designed for rigidity in order to transfer the crash energy into the aluminum rear frame rails so the rear power unit won’t get pushed forward in case of a rear collision. Even the fuel tanks were strategically placed in the safest location possible instead of the usual location in the rear of the car, tucked between the rear bulkhead and the engine.
Covering all of this is a body made of highly rigid aluminum extrusions, aluminum stampings, and high-strength steel stampings. These materials were chosen for their high strength and rigidity when it comes to handling collisions.
Of course you’ll still feel some of the kinetic energy inside the cabin so Acura installed single-stage driver and dual-stage passenger multiple-threshold front airbags, driver knee airbag, side airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor and a three point seat-belt system to keep you in place.