Monday, October 11, 2010

Retro Risk Reduction

It's tempting to think that the long, heavy "big metal" cars of bygone eras were safer than today's smaller versions. Take, for example, the venerable '59 Chevy Bel Air, its 211 inches weighing in at an impressive 3225 pounds. At the other end of the spectrum, last year's Chevrolet Malibu which, while actually a bit heavier (by about 200 pounds), is about 20 inches shorter. In a head-to-head (literally!) battle, the survisor might surprise you:

[Hat Tip: FoIB Sam B]
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