Back in the garage and on the lift, for preliminary damage assessment.
Obviously, it needs a new body. 🙂
When you throw a Mini through the air onto this corner… this happens.
Hard to see above, but there is a definite “fold” in the forward frame arm, it’s bent as much as any I’ve ever seen. That’s what happens when you focus the full momentum of the car into that spot.
Though mine has the new “Speedster” windshield…
Crush tube… crushed.
Motor, transmission, intercooler, airbox, etc all look OK.
Both lower control arms collapsed and bushings pulled out.
Right rear shock sheared off.
Left tie rod broke.
Right front sway bar end link broke.
All engine / transmission mounts appear intact. One top plate on the strut bar bent a little, but is OK.
One Xenon headlight and one taillight broken.
Both new RMW axles had the tripod joints pulled apart and boots split (typical for this kind of crash) but they can be rebuilt like new.
Radiator might be leaking a little, but not much. Will be replaced.
Engine still has a full oil fill. A little oil on the engine and tranny, but that may be from when it was upside down. As much oil on top of the engine as underneath.
Rear end of exhaust got banged up but is fixable.
Underside of car is surprisingly clean and undamaged. Didn’t rip off any fuel lines, meth lines, wideband, etc.
Even the PS fan looks fine.
Wheels took a beating, 3 of the tires are flat. Interior is OK I think, other than airbag deployment and drivers side harness. I think all the vital GP trim is intact, inside and out. Both door handles got broken off, will have to rekey new drivers door (cylinder is still in the door, may be able to reuse it). Battery reads 4v, but 0v at the engine bay terminal, so the fusable link probably blew and shut down the motor before any damage occurred (I hope). It actually looks like I could hook up a battery and start it right now, but I won’t.
Important badges and license frame are OK
This could be a problem…