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Offline Red Lotus

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The first guys to have pop up roll over hoops were Mercedes with the 500SL in 80's. I remember that I thought they were one of the coolest cars ever. In fact I reckon they still look good - and they do 250 kph (speed limited).

The journo's raved about the safety of a car that could detect a roll over and deploy protection to the driver - especially if she was an attractive blonde. In fact I think it was the blonde who got the journo's excited in the first place!




Offline PA

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Looks like they used some parts from a wreck to fix up one side of the Lamborghini. Next thing they do will be using non-gloss paint. :)



Offline AshSimmonds

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Looks like they used some parts from a wreck to fix up one side of the Lamborghini. Next thing they do will be using non-gloss paint. :)

Reminds me of... :cool:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_wzi-kTVOI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_wzi-kTVOI</a>



Offline j15


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I recall Tiff Needel getting the roll hoops on an aston martin to pop up during some especially hard cornering in a 5th gear review



Offline efast


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instead of using a G-force meter, which could trigger the roll bar to pop up at high Gs, rather than the car actually being rolled over, why not use a gyro horizon?

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as soon as the gyro detects a possible roll, the roll bar pops up



Offline Jamezilla


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I got the roll hoop on the SL65 to pop up while showing a customer why they should leave the ESP switched on :)



Offline andecorp

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I got the roll hoop on the SL65 to pop up while showing a customer why they should leave the ESP switched on :)

When is the LP640 coming?
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline Jamezilla


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  • Name: James
The LP is not due until later in the year.
The first SP car will be the 599, and that's scheduled for March.

J



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