The world's fastest ever crash test -- just how big are the forces involved and how much of a family car is left after it crashes at a speed not uncommon on British motorways?

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    • MusicIsABigPrayer
      MusicIsABigPrayer

      This is so sexy.

      about 2 hours ago
    • Ty' Gaskin
      Ty' Gaskin

      Can fix that with some ramen noodles

      about 3 hours ago
    • Ken O'Neill
      Ken O'Neill

      *Very brave but foolish test driver, no matter how much he was paid it wasn't worth it.*

      about 10 hours ago
    • ツreifeyツ
      ツreifeyツ

      Just a lil dent

      about 17 hours ago
    • julie gonzalez
      julie gonzalez

      I feel so bad for the car 😢

      about 19 hours ago
    • LTDawg
      LTDawg

      3:13

      about 2 days ago
    • Music Power Channel
      Music Power Channel

      What is name of the music at 2:04

      about 3 days ago
    • Trevor Michon
      Trevor Michon

      Craigslist sellers be like: "No lowballers, I know what I have."

      about 3 days ago
    • Anthony Townsend
      Anthony Townsend

      Detail explanation of the condition of the "occupants" "...no survival space" lol. Ye don't say, Sherlock.

      about 5 days ago
    • AcoolGuyOnYT
      AcoolGuyOnYT

      i think someone stuffed a tnt inside

      about 7 days ago
    • I'm Cmart
      I'm Cmart

      It just needs some touch up paint then good to go.
      Looks like abstract art

      about 8 days ago
    • doggonemess
      doggonemess

      This was awesome. One question - how is this representative of both cars going 120 mph? Wouldn't a single car have to be going 240 mph to simulate a head-on crash between two cars going each going 120?

      about 9 days ago
    • doggonemess
      doggonemess In reply to doggonemess

      +Badly_Dubbed Thanks for the clarification!

      about 5 days ago
    • Badly_Dubbed
      Badly_Dubbed In reply to doggonemess

      No, the solid concrete block with reinforced steel face will act similarly to another car of the same mass and speed travelling in the opposite direction.

      about 7 days ago
    • Cameron Lhamon
      Cameron Lhamon

      the dummy looks like james charles

      about 9 days ago
    • Gracie García
      Gracie García

      Oh poor

      about 9 days ago
    • Patrick Ross
      Patrick Ross

      I was an idiot in my 20s

      about 11 days ago
    • Keaton Tempesta
      Keaton Tempesta

      Let’s do one at 200 mph

      about 13 days ago
    • The Dominator
      The Dominator

      Ever heard of them Swedish things like Saab’s and Volvo’s

      about 13 days ago
    • Dan Ill
      Dan Ill

      i go 166 mph. cause of this crash test i go 80 now

      about 17 days ago
    • thas1227
      thas1227

      This represents what happens when you crash into a semi truck head-on both going 60 miles per hour.

      about 17 days ago
    • Badly_Dubbed
      Badly_Dubbed In reply to thas1227

      +thas1227 It can represent anything with the correct variables. However all this test demonstrates is 120/120mph head on with two vehicles of the same speed and mass.

      about 16 days ago
    • thas1227
      thas1227 In reply to thas1227

      +Badly_Dubbed Yeah but assuming the semi weighs so much it will decelerate minimally on impact it more or less applies.

      about 17 days ago
    • Badly_Dubbed
      Badly_Dubbed In reply to thas1227

      No it doesn't, it represents colliding with another vehicle of the same speed and mass travelling at 120mph.

      about 17 days ago
    • Cristian Manole
      Cristian Manole

      Better check this crash tests speeds (dear commenters... Don't lose your head) https://youtu.be/XFTy0bCE66A

      about 18 days ago
    • Cristian Manole
      Cristian Manole

      Yeap a head on collision today will require more like 2 modern cars driving each at 80 mph to get a crash like this one.

      about 18 days ago
    • Badly_Dubbed
      Badly_Dubbed In reply to Cristian Manole

      No, it would be closer to 120mph.

      about 17 days ago
    • Aaron King
      Aaron King

      New cars are not always safer than old cars. Get all the facts first dumbass

      about 18 days ago
    • Badly_Dubbed
      Badly_Dubbed In reply to Aaron King

      They pretty much are though to be fair.

      about 18 days ago
    • Douglas Burskey
      Douglas Burskey

      No car can withstand a crash like that. Seat belts or air bags are of no help.

      about 19 days ago
    • Rick Dekard
      Rick Dekard

      Two cars both hitting each other at 60mph..impact speed 120mph !

      about 21 day ago
    • Henry Rolt
      Henry Rolt In reply to Rick Dekard

      Counter-intuitively, the narrator is correct. Hitting an (almost) immovable concrete block at 120mph is the same as hitting an identical car head on travelling at the same speed (assuming there is far more "crunch" than bounce, i.e. an "inelastic collision"). Just consider the net effect on one car, i.e. slowing down from 120-0mph pretty much on the spot. It makes no difference how this happens.

      about 20 days ago
    • James Light
      James Light

      Don't do this... you could spill your beer.

      about 26 days ago
    • Pure Life
      Pure Life

      Can we see this with a newer car ?

      about 27 days ago
    • Strictly Original Materials
      Strictly Original Materials

      Ban that shit Ford from making cars.

      about 1 month ago
    • Badly_Dubbed
      Badly_Dubbed In reply to Strictly Original Materials

      +Strictly Original Materials They're both only travelling at a closing speed of 75mph, which would be the equivalent of each car hitting a solid objects at 37.5mph. Quite a way off the 120mph the focus had to endure. Plus the impact is overlapping.

      about 28 days ago
    • Strictly Original Materials
      Strictly Original Materials In reply to Strictly Original Materials

      +Badly_Dubbed I know about that test. I simply don't trust it. There are two car makers who have produced solid-rock bodies so far - Saab and Volvo. So, here's something: watch?v=2OmhxMf5oYc .

      about 29 days ago
    • Badly_Dubbed
      Badly_Dubbed In reply to Strictly Original Materials

      +Strictly Original Materials Old volvos aren't particularly strong compared to modern cars. Fifth gear has already tested a big old volvo against a renault modus and the latter fared much better. Remember that focus has reached a speed of almost terminal velocity. So it could be dropped on it's nose from 1000 ft and it wouldn't look much different.

      about 29 days ago
    • Strictly Original Materials
      Strictly Original Materials In reply to Strictly Original Materials

      +Badly_Dubbed Something Volvo-like in that video with shattered Ford.

      about 29 days ago
    • Badly_Dubbed
      Badly_Dubbed In reply to Strictly Original Materials

      +Strictly Original Materials That's only travelling 30mph, a quarter of the speed of the focus test.

      about 29 days ago
    • hmm very intriguing
      hmm very intriguing

      It’ll buff right out

      about 1 month ago
    • Mr. pewterschmidt
      Mr. pewterschmidt

      are the people okay ~!

      about 1 month ago
    • Marcangelus1
      Marcangelus1

      They should have drove it into a parked car, make it more realistic, not many cars are going to drive into a concrete wall that is immovable. There’s shear forces at play in most accidents.

      about 1 month ago
    • Badly_Dubbed
      Badly_Dubbed In reply to Marcangelus1

      The concrete block acts in similar fashion to another car of equal mass and speed travelling in the opposite direction.

      about 1 month ago