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Old 08-11-2015, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Global warming proof or terrible material engineering quality control

Doesn't everyone in the automotive universe do Mojave Desert 'hot bed' testing. Another plus side, it's on the way to Las Vegas.



Speaking of Vegas, there was a problem with solar 'death rays' from the Vdara's curved glazing.

...but it does look like a typical fire heat damage.

http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/14/25/15.../3/628x471.jpg

http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/melted+car.JPG


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Doesn't everyone in the automotive universe do Mojave Desert 'hot bed' testing. Another plus side, It's on the way to Las Vegas.

Something's not adding up....

Caption states it reaches a whopping 37C! But, that's just 99F...

I've seen car trim melt like that, but not because of the sun, even at temps of 108F in Vegas. When have I seen trim pieces melt? When the car is too close to a fire...
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Ha!

There was an earlier story about a car that melted somewhere in London that happened to park in a place where sunlight reflecting off buildings heated things up. Let me see if I can find it...

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