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Elsewhere I entered a discussion about chassis torsional rigity and the importance and difference it makes to a car.

I have figures of 19,800Nm/deg for the Up! which is well touted by VW. I read that the Fox measured 17,941Nm/deg, which sounds pretty good for a car thrown together by VW moonlighters in Brasil.

I wonder if anyone has figures for the Lupo? The 6E is supposed to have uncompromised rigity against the 6X, but I can't find actual numbers for either.

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If you seam weld the metalwork in places where there is just spot welding you can improve rigidity considerably but don't forget some areas of the car are meant to collapse on impact in a given way so you may not make yourself safer.  ;)

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