Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quite a Paperweight

Photo courtesy MG Car Club - Midget Registry
This unfortunate MG Midget gave its all in the name of safety. This is a 1979 model that was used in the Abingdon factory's crash test program. Note that it was subjected to what appears to be rather high-speed impacts both front and rear. 

The crash test rig at the MG factory was one of the most advanced in the British Leyland organization. Test cars were pulled along the track by a Jaguar 6 cylinder engine until the vehicle reached the desired speed. At the end of the track was a concrete block covered in plate steel.

The results aren't pretty.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting, it appears that the whole car is a "crumple zone"


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