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Old 12-08-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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Errr... Hate to ask... Crash Testing??

I really hate to be the guy asking but I do however may have kids in the future and looking to get into a BRZ at some point possibly as a Daily Driver.

Has their been any news on crash testing at all, obviously my intentions are not to get in accident with this? This is a small car, which can hold 4 people (4 seats at least) at least my S2000 has some gap from the front and rear and has a very strong windshield for it being a convertible but kids won't be riding in the S2K. This should be on everyone's mind as well as a weekend track racer. I do know however that a roll-cage can be installed rather easily.




If this needs to be moved I'm sorry please move it but there is two individual BRZ/86 Forums, not a single general discussion topic area.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:49 PM   #2
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just give me the ratings, i don't want to see this thing being smashed into or it smashing into things
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:07 PM   #3
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I don't think it's been rated yet, or if it has, I haven't seen any rating published yet.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:09 PM   #4
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Surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet. Very interested to know...
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:13 PM   #5
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I read in one of the drive reviews that Toyota had promised/was anticipating a 5 star NCAP crash test rating. I'm not sure which article it was, maybe InsideLine?

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A perimeter-frame structure braced by the transmission tunnel enables a lower than average floor height while maintaining crash safety – Toyota is promising a five-star NCAP rating for the GT 86 – meaning front occupants sit with their hips just 400mm above the road.
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showp...36&postcount=1

Not sure how accurate that article is because I could not dig up another source that mentioned crash worthiness... of course that will come later closer to release, right now the journalists only focus on how it drives.
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Well, it'll have to pass new 2011+ NHTSA crash testing, which now includes rollover testing along with frontal, side, roof crush resistance, ejection probability, and more of course. Just right there you know it's going to be safer than any car from 2010 [or, gasp, 1989], when crash standards were much easier to pass. New cars are relatively speaking extremely safe, even "low scoring" ones.
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It's a $20k car aimed at teenagers...just wait and see the results after it's been out for a month.
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It's a $20k car aimed at teenagers...just wait and see the results after it's been out for a month.
Does that mean we should wait to see how teenagers fare after crashing the car?
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Will have a reinforced ring shaped frame. Should fare well as Subaru does make safety their priority.

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Wasn't it because of Subaru that the jaws of life had to be redesigned after they couldn't cut through the B pillar of one of their cars? Or maybe that was Volvo...don't remember.
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Wasn't it because of Subaru that the jaws of life had to be redesigned after they couldn't cut through the B pillar of one of their cars? Or maybe that was Volvo...don't remember.
Yes it is the Subaru. 8 layers of steel in the B-pillar.


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It's a $20k car aimed at teenagers...just wait and see the results after it's been out for a month.
I was thinking the same thing.


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Wow, if that article holds true, then the BRZ should be a very good car regarding crash safety. That design looks pretty awesome!
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Ive been concerned about this from day one. I really hope it holds subaru's safety standards up and does extremely well.
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