Crushing Carbon Fiber Gives Us An Idea Of How Safe Supercars Are

Is it weird if we find it oddly satisfying too?

While it’s cool to hear about supercars being built out of carbon fiber there’s always one question we have: What happens when the car crashes? We know that each vehicle, especially supercars, must be designed with safety in mind. But given the consistency of carbon fiber, one would think that it would shatter into a million pieces when hit by another car. Well, that’s far from the case, and to show you, YouTube’s favorite hydraulic press channel (yes, there’s such a thing) put some pieces of carbon fiber to the test.

In these tests we see how, rather then shattering, carbon fiber just deforms as the individual strands break apart.

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