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Physically possible for a corvette to flip a suburban by cutting it off?

The recent Grey's anatomy episode where the main surgeon dies (for good in the show) shows a newer corvette cutting off a suburban or very similar model causing both to flip multiple times. The weight difference is about 2,000 pounds between the models, and the corvette obviously has a much lower profile. Given that the majority of the corvettes body is fiberglass and carbon fiber against the mostly metal build of the suburban, it would seem the suburban would have realistically shredded through the corvette like nothing, or that the corvette might have bounced off of the suburban like a 10 year old kid charging mike Tyson. I've worked in automotive total loss and related insurance departments in the past and have never heard of anything like this. When I've seen newer corvettes in extreme accidents, the whole shell cracks and comes off in pieces and the structure just goes to all hell. It'd be interesting to see if the physics of this reveal that something like this would be possible. Maybe the tangible factor is that she whipped her steering wheel, flipping her own vehicle by the corvette cutting her off? But even that seems physically questionable (both vehicles flipped like 5 times+)

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    You'd have to hit the big rig in exactly the right spot, and it would have to be an older model: Suburbans and such have very high centers of gravity, but recent models have electronic stability control to prevent rollover.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Hi so what did you expect from a film maker the truth that does not sell television episodes very well it has to be spectacular if it is what they want it make it look dramatic in a scene. not what would actually happen.

  • crazy
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    Put in the factor thats its a Tv show. Anything can happen if they want it to. Like cars dont blow up by shooting the gas tank with a gun. But they do on tv.

  • 6 years ago

    It's frikkin' TV, done with ramps or it's completely fake.

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  • 6 years ago

    Yes, it's extremely possible.

  • 6 years ago

    ITs called TV!!!!!!!

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