Daytona crash test footage

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  1. Daytonafan

    Daytonafan F1 Rookie

    Oct 18, 2003
    Surrey, England
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    This was shared with me on twitter yesterday (H/T to Matteo if he is also on Fchat). It is footage of a Daytona being crashed tested into a concrete barrier presumably as part of it’s certification process. There is no sound and no other background as to whether this being conducted by Ferrari or the authorities but it is a fascinating watch
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  3. Smiles

    Smiles Moderator
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    Nov 20, 2003
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Matt F
    What the heck was that?

    What was the extra bracing tubing for? What was the gizmo mounted on that tubing? And what was on the back, where a license plate would go?

    Someone here must know the backstory.

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  4. readplays

    readplays Formula 3

    Aug 22, 2008
    New York City
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    Dave Powers
    Telemetry equipment.
  5. ag512bbi

    ag512bbi F1 Veteran
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    Nov 8, 2003
    So. Cal
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    Interesting footage. Awesome find.
  6. Dogdish

    Dogdish Formula Junior

    Dec 27, 2005
    I would say it is remote control equipment
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  8. Jaguar36

    Jaguar36 Formula Junior

    Nov 8, 2010
    Cherry Hill, NJ
    I would guess the bracing was just the mount for the steering remote control. Looked like the trailing car was being used to control the Daytona. I thought the lights on the box on the rear was interesting, I'm wondering if they indicated when it was going the right speed.
  9. llink

    llink Karting

    Nov 18, 2013
    Northern California
    Cool footage. The Daytona must have been fitted with an automatic transmission to do that without a driver.
  10. V12addict

    V12addict Karting

    Jan 2, 2004
    Not sure what speed this Daytona was traveling, but i am impressed with the crash worthiness for that time. Not a small overlap with today's standards, but still not bad. Looks the test was done by Fiat engineers. Thank you for posting
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