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    Default Ford Shows its Distaste for the 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray

    ....however it looks like the Corvette took it better than the Lincoln.
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    Senior moment?
    Texting behind the wheel?

    Either way, the C7 "won".
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    I bet the C7 driver didn't enjoy the glass shower from the passenger window when it broke.
    Very tough car, much better than C3 broadside hits I saw back in the day.

    A friend lost her husband in a C3 crash that was very similar but on the driver's door. Folded up until it hit the T-top bar in the center.

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    Side airbags! Stops the glass from flying all over the driver.

    New cars are much stronger in the side impact area these days. My wife's Volt was t-boned back in February and didnt show any more deformation than this C7 shows. The side airbags kept the glass off her and protected her head. She walked away with only a few bruises. The old Camry that hit her had most of the front end wrapped around the engine.
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    Default Front's are suppose to crush taking the impact...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuna View Post
    The old Camry that hit her had most of the front end wrapped around the engine.

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    All that being said, it would still wreck your day!

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    I would love to believe the new C7 is that substantial, but this looks like a photo shop / chop to me.

    The door on the C7 looks blurry and wavy on the top, we all have seen pictures of Corvettes in accidents, Corvette body panels tend to shatter, crack and splinter, not blur.

    Lincolns are pretty big and heavy cars, the damage on the Lincoln seems disproportionate to the damage on the Vette. The hood looks crumpled at a strange angle for a t-bone accident.

    Enlarge the image, and adjust the contrast down, and look at the reflection of the license plate of the C7. The numbers look different and the dark band is on the top of the reflection......

    Just looks off to me......

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    plus the street's wet and, it never rains in Michigan !

    Seriously, that it wasn't factual, never occured to me.

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    Isn't that Ed Binion standing on the corner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    ....however it looks like the Corvette took it better than the Lincoln.



    That was just a PR stunt staged by GM to prove how tough the new C7 is, and how well it can take a hit.....

    Seriously though, it does show how far safety has come in newer vehicles. That passenger door didn't move very far. Impressive to say the least.
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    Real-world crash testing fer sure. I'd like to know how the Vette wound up all the way over 'there' if he got centerpunched in the intersection, and the Town Car really got fkkd, more wreckage than I wouldda thought.
    Hope everyone's o.k.

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    I would guess the Vette got pushed sidways on the wet pavement which would somewhat lessen the damage, still can take a hit.

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    Real deal crash, no tin foil hat required....

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