Kubica crash simulation – Click above to view video after the jump

We're not really sure why, but a Skoda has been sacrificed to recreate Robert Kubica's near-fatal February rally crash that threw his future into question. Using a completely stock Skoda Fabia, they ran the car into an Armco barrier at about the same angle and clip Kubica was going (you may recall that this same crash was already subject to the computer simulator treatment).

Simply put, the results are horrifying. This video proves suggests that not only was Kubica extremely lucky during his Andora incident, but the structural improvements to his race car almost certainly saved his bacon. Click past the jump to see the video for yourself.



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      Mark
      • 3 Years Ago
      And here`s the video you should blog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIiy5AyVcSE it shows comparision what happens when the barrier is properly/ faultyly installed (the same crash test)
        Rotation
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mark
        Yeah, I gotta say AB got this all wrong. The point isn't at all that reinforcements in the car saved Kubica's life, but that an improperly installed guardrail almost took it. With the video Mark linked, you can see that a properly install guardrail would have greatly reduced the risks to the driver.
      Dapper_Otter
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yo dawg, I heard you liked streaming videos so we put a streaming video in your streaming video.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dapper_Otter
        It's called an Inception video. Just like the Inception cat.
      Narom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe Armco isn't as good as we originally thought.
      barteks
      • 3 Years Ago
      Here are the videos made by high speed camera: http://www.inowroclaw.pl/multimedia/show/id/65/junk/symulacja_wypadku_Roberta_Kubicy.html http://www.inowroclaw.pl/multimedia/show/id/67/junk/symulacja_wypadku_.html