Cars that have not been crash tested in different countries
Cost Skoda Fabia Greenline, which ordered the way to America. | Photo: autocar.co.uk.
Before you go on the road, all the production cars are certified and rigorously tested. Machines must pass crash tests, and demonstrate environmental friendliness. But not all models pass the tests. Such machines are not allowed to operate, and, moreover, imported into the country.
1. Skoda Fabia Greenline II (2012)
Czech economical hatchback Skoda Fabia Greenline II. | Photo: cheatsheet.com.
Skoda Fabia Greenline II generation - it is one of the most economical European cars in recent years. Czech fuel consumption of the machine is about 3-3, 5 liters per 100 kilometers. This is possible thanks to the start / stop system, energy recovery and special tires. However, the car is prohibited from being imported into the United States.
2. TVR Tuscan (2003)
TVR Tuscan - British sports car, banned in America. | Photo: cheatsheet.com.
British sports car TVR going from 1996 to 2006. This exclusive model "lit up" in the Hollywood film "Password" Swordfish "(Swordfish). car owners noticed a very rapid acceleration (from 0 to 100 km / h for about 4 seconds), the absence of airbags and anti-lock braking system. This caused the vehicle ban in the United States. Tuscan owner could not drive a car on normal roads, but only on the race track.
3. Lamborghini Diablo Strosek (1993)
Lamborghini Diablo Strosek, on the cat can not go on the road. | Photo: cheatsheet.com.
Very few people can afford a Lamborghini Diablo. A special version Strosek at all is a rarity for a limited range of motorists. Each of these machines has been tuned to a German firm Strosek Design. The car received a new body kit, miniature lamps and mirrors. This was the reason for the ban on the operation of the machine, it does not meet the strict US safety regulations.
4. Saab 9-5 Sportcombi (2012)
The Swedish wagon Saab 9-5 Sportcombi. | Photo: cheatsheet.com.
At the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, Saab showed the updated model 9-5 Sportcombi. The Swedes have said that the 2012 model year car will soon appear in the United States. Model came on the conveyor, but the company soon went bankrupt Saab. Car 9-5 SportCombi and has not been certified in the US, and therefore the machine is forbidden to import.
5. Smart Crossblade (2002)
The compact roadster Smart Crossblade equipped with a 71-horsepower engine. | Photo: cheatsheet.com.
Many drivers believe that the Smart car is very traumatic in the case of an accident. A Crossblade version, released a limited edition of 2002, perhaps even more dangerous. The car has no roof, windows and doors, and so it is forbidden to import and use in the United States.
6. Rover Mini Cooper (1995)
The popular Rover Mini Cooper hatchback 1995. | Photo: cheatsheet.com.
Classic Mini Cooper has always been very attractive for collectors of old cars. But the car has long been banned in America because they do not meet strict security rules adopted in the United States.
7. Toyota Supra (1994)
Japanese sports car Toyota Supra Turbo fourth generation. | Photo: cheatsheet.com.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - is a powerful state body, the strength of which ban the import of any car. So, in 1994 in the United States are not imported sports cars Toyota Supra. The fourth generation of the popular model has failed to pass a rigorous certification.
8. Porsche Carrera 911 RS (1992)
The German sports car Porsche 911Carrera RS. | Photo: cheatsheet.com.
Sports cars Porsche 911 has always sold well in the United States. But the 1992 model Porsche Carrera RS 911 in the 964-m body did not pass the test in the United States. Car easily accelerated to 250 km / h, but did not meet the standards of environmental friendliness and safety.
9. Audi RS2 Avant (1995)
Wagon Audi RS2 Avant is illegal in the United States. | Photo: cheatsheet.com.
The Americans bought the powerful German cars, but the model Audi RS2 Avant was for them inaccessible for decades. This wagon was 2, 2-liter turbo engine capacity of 315 liters. s., whereby accelerated to 100 km / h for 5 seconds
10. Porsche 959 (1989)
The German sports car Porsche 959. | Photo: cheatsheet.com.
Porsche 959 sports car designed specially for racing Group B. It is also produced, and "civilian" version of the 959-th. In America, he did not hit, because not passed the certification tests. Obviously, the Germans wished to break into crash test vehicle 4 from a total circulation of 337 copies.
One of the 959's owned by Bill Gates. He bought the car before it became clear that the model hit the "black list". The machine of Bill Gates 13 years stood at the customs office at the port of San Francisco before the laws changed and billionaire could get behind the wheel not cheap buying.