Are Audis Safe? Driver Survives Horrible Accident in RS6

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Audi RS6 wrapped around a tree

Have you ever wondered if Audis are safe vehicles? Wonder no more – here is the proof you need. This driver, who’s nickname should now be “Lucky,” apparently lost control of his Audi RS6 and slid sideways into a tree at high speed. Very high speed I would imagine, since the tree literally sliced the car in half. The driver, despite the completely totaled condition of the car, walked away unharmed.

At first glance, you’d think those were two different cars, but rest assured it’s not. Take a look at more pictures below to see more of the wreckage, and the driver (fully intact.)

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Comments

9 Responses to “Are Audis Safe? Driver Survives Horrible Accident in RS6”
  1. BoeBoe says:

    This was news in 2007. Now it isn’t anymore…
    http://www.autoblog.nl/archive/2007/03/02/boom-vs-audi-rs6

  2. Chris says:

    Most people haven’t seen this before. Old or not, it’s still interesting, and stories like this aren’t really time-sensitive.

  3. Tony says:

    I hadn’t seen this before, it’s news to me. And shocking. Forget the Audi though, I think the tree is safer

  4. Zach says:

    Give me a break, this isn’t proof at all that Audi makes a safe car – the car didn’t do anything really to protect the passenger afterall – God spared him or he was just fortunate. If he had hit the tree 3 feet up on the vehicle there wouldn’t have been anything left to identify him but the DNA or the tooth records.

    However, If anything, that the car so easily tore in half was a good thing because the inertial energy was displaced in that tearing. If he had been in an 80′s American heavy car it probably would have injured him badly when the frame didn’t so easily give way.

    • Aman says:

      Audi’s have one of the most best safety cells.But there could have been a disaster for rear passengers if there were any in this case.This means still we don’t have the safe cars we need!
      Engineriers still have lot to do to improve automotive safety.

  5. Chris says:

    Zach, look at the second to last picture. The driver cockpit is completely intact, whereas the rest of the car is completely shredded. The driver’s seat and door are hardly touched. This is engineering, not luck.

    The passengers, were there any, likely wouldn’t have been so fortunate.

    • fillou says:

      The impact was on the right side of the car … If it had been on the left side, there’d be no cockpit left …
      If there had been a passenger sitting next to the driver, that passenger would not be here today

      • Chris says:

        True the passenger would be a goner, I already said that, but I’m having problems believing that it was all luck. The driver cockpit simply looks too good to be by chance. Car makers engineer their cars for safety, and this seems to me to be part of that.

  6. Denny says:

    The car would have protected 4 of 5 passengers if it had every seat filled so thats pretty safe