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  1. Obviously fake, if it had gone through that wall, don’t you think the front end would have been more damaged? A LOT more damaged?

  2. Damage presumes resistance. That is not even a regular full concrete block wall, but actually only a few inches thick. It truth, a human being probably could have climbed up the top edge of that wall and done some hard yanking and I bet that wall would have broken down and collapsed. As it was, it smashed both corners of the car and put a plate section of the wall right through the windshield and its still stuck there. The rest of the “blocks” are seen thrown around the courtyard and into the pool.
    If this had been a solid wall, (Poured, reinforced, solid stem wall, etc and not some cheap-ass, thin, blocked based wall barely 2-3 inches thick), yes the damage would have been more, but this is a ~3800 lb sledgehammer going some X miles an hour hitting a puny 2-3 inch wall standing ~7+ft high and thin with the cars maximum initial impact force concentrated within the lower 3-4 foot of the cars nose (assuming this was a Lexus GS350 most likely, 2007-2008 model).
    Its like hitting something akin to a super heavy grade cardboard practically when compared to the force applied by that car. The upper 2-3 feet of the wall would not even feel the impact of the car, but would crumble and collapse as its support under it was destroyed LONG before the car even has a chance to take any significant damage. Most of the damage was probably caused by the walls parts that still stood at the edges on the left and right and tore away the corners, not the pieces that were destroyed in front of the car or those that merely collapsed above the impact zone under their own weight.
    I have seen vehicles drive through entire buildings (yes, full size concrete block construction)and hit inner walls and drive right out the other side of the house with minimal damage beyond superficial dents and scrapes. These vehicles are designed to take a full head on impact with another 3,500+lbs vehicle and deflect that energy around the uni-body cage in order to protect the passengers.
    I was personally in an accident where I hit a Mercedes 850 @ 45+ mph and after I knocked the car across three lanes of traffic onto a hill across the street, I (my car)barely sustained any damage at all and didn’t even crack my headlights or scratch the paint. In fact, the car was not even in need of repair beyond a tiny hole in the bumper the size of a nickel maybe where a bolt on the Mercedes slightly punched through the bumper cover.
    Now in fairness, the Mercedes didn’t fair so well in appearance. The trunk area was pretty much crumpled, but it was specifically designed to do that to absorb the energy from the impact.
    Don’t believe me? Go look up the video of NTHSB testing of the new Smart fortwo (its only 1800+lbs)in a deflection and full head on collision. At ~60+ miles an hour into a SOLID IMMOVABLE CRASH BARRIER, the car is barely bent at all (that’s bad by the way….that means YOU the driver absorb all that energy, instead of the car like that Mercedes.
    What chance do you think some flimsy 2-3 three inch plate BLOCK wall stood against against 3800 lbs smashing it at velocity? Should have spent more time in class learning physics and less time on Epicfail.
    By the way….F=mv\t – give it a try, you might learn something.

    1. Various Lexus models vs compliant barriers (EF always blocks my links, sorry):

      Google: lexus crash test Денис Иванов

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