All over the news now. Study shows Chevrolet Corvette most deadly car in the USA

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    Yup - Mustang is a unibody!
     
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    Probably because most of these guys driving them are wearing Birkenstock's with socks on instead of shoes you can actually get a proper pedal feel for. I know one thing for sure, late model Vette owners tend to be the snootiest people at the car shows I go to, and they act like they look down on Mustangs...with that said, the last time I had a Vette try me ('16 Auto owned by a guy I know here in my small town) I ate him up so bad he gave me a nasty look as he did a ricer fly by when I let off at 120 and finally let him by me. I love shattering their over confidence and arrogance out on the road. My Mustang loves Corvettes, they taste like chicken...LOL!
     
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    Those Corvette photos are misleading, the main structure is hydroformed aluminum box sections. The drivers are probably the main cause of the poor safety numbers. corvette chassis.jpg
     
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    No offense, but how stupid... any car crash at high speed has a decent chance you die. What do you expect when such a great force(object) hits something that makes it come to a stop in a matter of seconds(and feet).

    With cars, speed is deadly because people lose control. With SUVs and trucks, the chance of a rollover is the deadly factor. Lose-lose situation.
     
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    The first comment in the article is right on: it's the driver - i.e., the buying demographic - not the car, at least in terms of performance vehicles.

    Years ago there was a study about car color as a factor of traffic stops/tickets, you know, the old "Cops stop red cars more ..." thinking. Based on this study, which did some psychological analysis, it wasn't that red cars get stopped more, it was that people who buy red cars tend to fall into a certain "driver type".

    I think it's the rise of performance [relative to the cost], especially in the last few years where there's some crazy options available (and a ton of ridiculously high performance cars in the used market). I mean, you can pretty easily get a loan on a number of cars that are 650-797 HP, that's crazy.
     
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    Old fellas (like me) buy Corvettes. We are much more likely to drop dead in a crash than a youngster.

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    When I called around for insurance quotes the Vette was cheaper than all 3 muscle cars. Significantly. Odd youd think itd be higher.
     
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    My assumption would be that most of the people who can afford a Corvette tend to be people who make good decisions. Doing crazy things in traffic is a pretty bad decision. And then the other thing is many people leave the Corvette in the garage most of the time. They don't treat it like a "normal" car.

    But I can understand that the Corvette is light and low to the ground. The higher up and heavier vehicles tend to always "win" in crashes. So, even if it's the other person's fault it still sucks to be in the smaller, lower car.
     
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    We are at about 1967-ish with performance cars. We are not far from 1974-ish performance cars.

    These articles are going to start to hit. Insurance will go up. Government will get involved. Gas may or may not go up. And we will be buying detuned 300 HP Hellcats in no time.

    History doesn't get re-worked it repeats itself. As these cars get more and more power there is going to be more and more wrecks. Either insurance or Government will step in sooner or later.
     
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    People in a Mustang are more likely to survive a crash because the impact is cushioned by all the soft bodies in crowd they hit.
     
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    Its actually ranked No 2.

    https://www.iseecars.com/most-dangerous-cars-2019-study

    iSeeCars Study - Cars with the Most Frequent Occupant Fatalities
    Rank
    Vehicle Fatal Accident Rate (Cars per Billion Vehicle Miles)
    1
    Mitsubishi Mirage 10.2
    2 Chevrolet Corvette 9.8
    3 Honda Fit 7.7
    4 Kia Forte 7.4
    5 Chevrolet Spark 7.2
    6 Subaru BRZ 6.9
    7 Nissan 370Z 6.2
    8 Nissan Versa 6.1
    9 Kia Rio 5.9
    10 Dodge Challenger 5.8
    11 Chevrolet Camaro 5.5
    12 Kia Soul 5.3
    13 Hyundai Veloster Turbo 5.2
    14 Nissan Versa Note 5.

    That being said... Whats up North Carolina??

    Cars with the Most Frequent Occupant Fatalities By State
    State
    Vehicle Fatal Accident Rate (Cars per Billion Vehicle Miles)
    AZ Kia Sportage 12.5
    CA Chevrolet Corvette 19.0
    CO Kia Soul 7.2
    FL Infiniti Q50 14.7
    GA Chevrolet Spark 14.5
    IL Ford Fiesta 8.5
    IN Chevrolet Spark 8.7
    LA Nissan Versa Note 18.9
    MA Chrysler 300 8.9
    MD Kia Forte 13.2
    MI Kia Soul 10.1
    MN Hyundai Accent 12.4
    MO Kia Forte 15.5
    NC Ford Mustang 8.4
    NJ Nissan Frontier 14.2
    NY Kia Forte 12.6
    OH Nissan Versa 11.4
    PA Toyota Yaris 24.2
    SC Chevrolet Sonic 18.1
    TN Kia Rio 14.3
    TX Honda Fit 11.6
    VA Ford Taurus 11.6
    WA Kia Forte 14.2
    WI Ford Fiesta 13.5

    Challenger is representing...

    Cars with the Most Frequent Occupant Fatalities By Metro Area
    Metro Area
    Vehicle Fatal Accident Rate (Cars per Billion Vehicle Miles)
    Atlanta, GA Chevrolet Spark 11.6
    Boston, MA-Manchester, NH Chrysler 300 8.8
    Chicago, IL Chevrolet Spark 8.2
    Cleveland-Akron (Canton), OH Dodge Challenger 9.8
    Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX Chevrolet Sonic 7.1
    Denver, CO Buick Lacrosse 13.0
    Detroit, MI Cadillac CTS 12.7
    Houston, TX Kia Soul 9.3
    Los Angeles, CA Mitsubishi Mirage 14.0
    Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL Nissan Maxima 14.1
    Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Hyundai Accent 12.6
    New York, NY Toyota Camry Hybrid 21.6
    Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL Jeep Wrangler 6.6
    Philadelphia, PA Mazda Mazda6 14.3
    Phoenix, AZ Kia Sportage 15.6
    Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA Dodge Challenger 18.3
    San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA Subaru Forester 10.6
    Seattle-Tacoma, WA Kia Forte 14.1
    Tampa-St Petersburg (Sarasota), FL Nissan Maxima 20.1
    Washington, DC (Hagerstown, MD) Chevrolet Spark 13.2
     
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    This data is 17yrs old... No comparison. Cars are much safer now..
     
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    Some concerns of the new Corvette release is the liability of what gonna happen when Bob the accountant buys basically a race car and kills himself. Don't be surprised if they won't sell without waivers and proof of proper training.

    One reason people crash is that you need a lot of speed to get tires to break, but once they do, oooh. If I had one I would consider running all season tires so you could feel the brake
     
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    WAY off topic but,
    I would agree with you: that these are the glory days with HP at record levels; and that govt or insurance is gonna' put a stop to it (again); but...
    the future is battery powered and they have amazing acceleration. A EB Mustang with 200 electric HP on the front wheels might do 3 second 0-60 times! Yeah, it won't be the same as a screaming V8 but it will be fast.
     
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    My gf has a Honda Fit. We live in Texas

    Time for me to push her towards a new ride
     
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    Crashing into a stationary object is 4 times more violent on the occupants than crashing head on into another car at the same speed.
     
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    I dont think thats true, I think its the same if both cars are the same weight. Where did you get that info?

    I hit a pole once but it moved slightly I guess. No injuries luckily, seems better to hit something head on than be hit from the side. I braced for impact with both arms and both legs and didnt get any injuries at all other than an airbag burn and sore wrist. I actually went to the gym the next day and did a normal workout :

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    The driver side headlight flew about 70 feet across the median , across 2 lanes, then into a ditch. I was going about 50 after no lift shifting 1-2 and blowing the tires off with 630 rwhp.

    I now leave stability control on lol.
     
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