We're used to seeing those standardized crash tests involving cars and concrete blocks. But Switzerland's Dynamic Test Center puts those to shame, rigging up unusual, kinetically violent arrangements at the request of clients in search of unexamined data points. What happens, for instance, when a car T-bones or rear-ends another car at 200 kilometers per hour?
200 K.P.H. T-Bone & Rear-End Crash
Okay, so that was pretty much what you thought was going to happen. But how about when a farm tractor carrying a trailer full of logs crashes full-speed into a five-car traffic jam with a flatbed truck at the front of it?
Fully-Laden Full-Speed Farm Tractor vs. Traffic Jam
It gets weirder and more eye-opening. Here's a selection of some of DTC's strange, occasionally terrifiying set-ups:
Car Carrier Crash
World's Fastest Shopping Cart Crash
Caravan Hit from Behind
RV Collision: Exterior
RV Collision: Interior
SUV Hits Pedestrian
When Skiers Collide
Car Dropped from Helicopter at 15.2 Meters (50 Feet)
Motorcycle Hits Car at Oblique Angle
DTC is, unsurprisingly, "the largest centre of excellence for vehicle safety and vehicle dynamics in Switzerland," according to the company. "Its services are available to anyone interested in taking advantage of them—whether they are from the industry, trade or service sphere or the authorities." It would be awesome if, once a month, they took random requests from Core77 readers.