Welcome to the Thunderdome: This Week’s Viral Vehicle Videos!

Motorz_VVVAudiHad a particularly hard week? Need to see just sheer vehicular carnage but without any injuries? You’ve come to the right place! This week we have three videos that showcase what happens when physics catches up with not-so-wonderful results. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s priceless YouTube footage to last for eternity. Kick back, enjoy your Friday and this epic selection of viral videos!

Buying a Bugatti Veyron is a really, really expensive decision. Usually around $1.5-4 million depending on the model you choose and its specification. With those kind of numbers, imagine putting one into a lake at speed. That’s exactly what one owner managed to do. The story hardly ends there, though. Turns out this “owner” was pulling off one of the least well-planned insurance fraud schemes in a while. Believe it or not, insurance companies have become incredibly good at sniffing out miscreants. It didn’t take them long to trace this one back. However, the best part of this video may very well be the now immortal “Pretty sure that’s a Lamborghini, dude,” comment.


Not all crashes are because of stupidity. Some are racing incidents that involve triple digit speeds and instantaneous bad luck. That’s exactly what happened during the 24 Hours of LeMans in 2011. Thanks to what can only be described as a miracle (and millions spent on safety), the driver of this Audi walked away unharmed. The accident involved a very high speed meeting with a tire wall that led the entirely carbon-fiber Audi to disintegrate. Thanks to phenomenal vehicle design, there were no injuries. In fact, everyone walked away. Pretty incredible.


Indestructible. In a world where we have become addicted to getting new items as fast as possible, build quality has decreased in some areas. Unfortunatly, that also applies to the ways some cars are made. As the British car show Top Gear discovered, however, some special examples are built like tanks. One of the toughest ever is the unassuming Toyota HiLux. From a wrecking ball to free falling hundreds of feet from the top of a building, nothing could stop this pick-up from starting up. Take a look at just how far the attempts went at killing the apparently indestructible.


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