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Fastest-ever crash test

Posted October 24, 2011

A British TV show decided to perform a crash test with a Ford Focus slamming into a wall at 120 miles per hour, which they say is the world's fastest-ever crash test.  Click here to see pictures and the video.

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  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Oct 27, 9:07 a.m.

    Awsome video and article!!! Thanks for sharing.... I rarely drive under 80-90 miles per hour while on the interstate. Even when I'm not in a hurry.... I hope that this will help me remember to slow down... I try to watch this about once a week, to remind me that "In the blink of an eye"... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulimY7F1qLY ... It helped for a while, but I've found my speeds creaping back up again. :(

  • thefensk Oct 24, 12:29 p.m.

    Pretty impressive. Mythbusters a while back tried to debunk a movie myth that explosives in the trunk of a car could be set off via a rear end collision and they hit an explosive-laden sedan with a pickup truck front end propelled by a rocket sled at just under 300MPH. The explosives did not go off. Luckily for them, they did a benchmark example with the same amount of explosives set off conventionally ... in both cases there was virtually nothing left of the target car but in the crash, there was no explosion; the car was just torn to shreds from the impact.

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