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New Car Assessment and Standards Enforcement Indicant Testing: FMVSS Nos. 212, 219 and 301-75: Volkswagen 1979 VW Rabbit 2-Door Hatchback

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Vehicle:  Volkswagen Rabbit

New Car Assessment and Standards Enforcement Indicant Testing: FMVSS Nos. 212, 219 and 301-75: Volkswagen 1979 VW Rabbit 2-Door Hatchback

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New Car Assessment and Standards Enforcement Indicant Testing: FMVSS Nos. 212, 219 and 301-75: Volkswagen 1979 VW Rabbit 2-Door Hatchback - 2.3MB - 95 pages

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Test Information
Vehicle 1: 1979 Volkswagen Rabbit
Instrumentation Data
Video
Testing of a 1979 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-Door Hatchback by Calspan in a report released July 9, 1979.

Test Information

Test No.:6
Contract or Study Title:NEW CAR ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Test Performer:CALSPAN
Test Reference No.:308T4440
Test Type:BASELINE TEST
Test Configuration:IMPACTOR INTO VEHICLE
Closing Speed (kph):56.20
Impact Angle (degrees):180
Offset Distance (mm):0
Version No.:1
Test Objectives:TESTING FOR FMVSS NOS.212,219,301-75 AND FOR R&D AND ORA
Test Date:7/9/1979
Contract No.:DOT-HS-8-01938
Test Track Surface:CONCRETE
Test Track Condition:DRY
Ambient Temperature (degrees Celsius):29
Type of Recorder:FM TAPE RECORDER
Total No. of Curves:28
Test Commentary:NO COMMENTS


Vehicle 1: 1979 Volkswagen Rabbit

Vehicle No.:1
Vehicle Make:NHTSA
Vehicle Model:FLAT IMPACTOR
Model Year:0
Engine Type:NOT APPLICABLE
Engine Displacement (liters): 
Vehicle Test Weight (Kgrams):1805
Vehicle Length (mm):3658
Vehicle Width (mm):1524
NHTSA Number:308T4440
Body Type:NOT APPLICABLE
Vehicle Identification No.: 
Transmission Type:NOT APPLICABLE
Vehicle Center of Gravity Distance Behind Front Axle (mm): 
Steering Column Shear Capsule Separation:NOT APPLICABLE
Steering Column Collapse Mechanism:NOT APPLICABLE
Vehicle Modification Indicator:RESEARCH VEHICLE
Description of Vehicle Modification: 
Vehicle Speed (kph):56.20
Crabbed Angle (degrees):0
Principal Direction of Force (degrees): 
Bumper Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
Sill Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
A-Pillar Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
Vehicle Damage Index (Collision Deformation Classification):9999999
Angle of Moving Test Cart (degrees):0
Vehicle Orientation of Moving Cart (degrees):0
Total Length of Indentation: 
Distance between Center of Damaged area and C.G. Axis (mm): 
Maximum Crush Distance: 
Vehicle Commentary:NO COMMENTS
Damage Profile Distances One: 
Damage Profile Distances Two: 
Damage Profile Distances Three: 
Damage Profile Distances Four: 
Damage Profile Distances Five: 
Damage Profile Distances Six: 
Pre-test - Total Length of Vehicle at Centerline: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Front of Engine: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Right Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Left Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Right Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Left Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Right Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Left Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Right Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Left Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Right Side: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Left Side: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Right Side: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Left Side: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Steering Column: 
Pre-test - Center of Steering Column to A Post: 
Pre-test - Center of Steering Column to Headliner: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Right Side of Front Bumper: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Left Side of Front Bumper: 
Pre-test - Length of Engine Block: 
Post-test - Total Length of Vehicle at Centerline: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Front of Engine: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Right Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Left Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Right Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Left Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Right Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Left Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Right Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Left Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Right Side: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Left Side: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Right Side: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Left Side: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Steering Column: 
Post-test - Center of Steering Column to A Post: 
Post-test - Center of Steering Column to Headliner: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Right Side of Front Bumper: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Left Side of Front Bumper: 
Post-test - Length of Engine Block: 


Instrumentation Data

Download NCAP Test 00006 Instrumentation Data in Altair Binary Format - 454KB
Download NCAP Test 00006 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA EV5 ASCII X-Y format - 350KB
Download NCAP Test 00006 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA ISO_MME format - 103KB
Download NCAP Test 00006 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA UDS-1992 format - 81KB


Video

New Car Assessment 35 MPH Moving Barrier Rear Impact Test
1979 VW Rabbit
Duration: 5:43
Download video of NHTSA NCAP New Car Assessment and Standards Enforcement Indicant Testing: FMVSS Nos. 212, 219 and 301-75: Volkswagen 1979 VW Rabbit 2-Door Hatchback - 408MB


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