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      01-19-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Lightbulb BMW i8 Crashes on German Highway

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This preproduction BMW i8 was just spotted crashed on the A92 in Germany. Driving the BMW hybrid halo sports car was a 30 year old BMW test driver and excessive speed was cited by the police as a factor in the accident. The car was traveling "a little bit too fast," Police Chief Commissioner Nicholas Bishop suspects.

The i8 first crashed into the median barrier and was then flung across the roadway, coming to a stop in the right lane. Fortunately, the test driver was unharmed. But, this i8 may have seen its last days of testing.

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      01-19-2014, 03:02 PM   #2
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Poor car
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      01-19-2014, 03:02 PM   #3
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Oh shit. Poor car
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      01-19-2014, 03:02 PM   #4
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Wow

Glad he's ok, besides having to look for a new job
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      01-19-2014, 03:03 PM   #5
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holy crap
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      01-19-2014, 03:03 PM   #6
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Oh dear, still a) he's safe and b) the car appears to perform well in a crash which is more than can be said for some supercars.
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Straight in the heart.... Ahhhhhh
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Crashing is better than catching fire on the side of the road............
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That'll buff right out.
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      01-19-2014, 03:03 PM   #11
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On the plus side, guess it's rather safe...
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Glad that he's safe, poor car
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Publicity stunt. "See, you crash and you will still be safe! Buy our car!"

In all seriousness, glad all are ok...except for the beautiful car.
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Glad he's ok, besides having to look for a new job
I doubt he has to look for a new job. This is what they pay these guys for - testing cars to their limits.
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Car looks like it held up pretty well for all the CFRP in a high speed crash.
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At least they'll be able to analyze it's 'crash worthiness' now.
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At least it didn't catch fire like the Teslas! Good job BMW!
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Real world data.
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Lol!
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Good to know the doors open in a crash.
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