Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO
wait, are you saying a unibody production car is safer? I am not sure Beaverboy. I have seen roll cage cars survive crashes and impacts that would kill passenger cars. I know you have as well. If it is safe enough for the track, I would wager it is okay for the streets, where speeds and regulations keep things pretty tame. If I am off base, please enlighten me.
Street and tracks will always require different safety. Key is different not more or less. On the track you need that cage/shell but there's a massive trade off. That cage can hurt you as well if you are not protected from it i.e helmet, 5/6pt belts etc. There's also the energy dispersion factor, in a caged car more energy is going to be transmitted to you where a unibody crumples to absorb it.
Also take into consideration that rarely do you get massive collisions with other cars at the track and typically they are going to be at a similar low height going similar speeds/directions. On the street you got SUVs, trucks, semis, etc. going opposite, adjacent and with you. It's just a whole different world.