Among folks who know cars, who love driving cars and appreciate what true pieces of art automobiles can be, there isn’t much love for the Toyota Prius. It’s ugly, isn’t a whole lot of fun to drive—and yet is extremely popular.
And on the other end of the spectrum are tanks. They’re big, powerful and you’ve probably yet to meet someone who didn’t think they were awesome pieces of machinery. So what makes a better post-July 4th Friday video than a military vehicle running over an electric car? Nothing.
In a recent episode of their show Roadkill, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan decided to pit the Prius in a series of tests against a 38-year-old AMC Gremlin. Long story short, the Gremlin prevailed and the Prius’s punishment was to be “recycled.” So, to get it into scrap shape, Freiburger and Finnegan ran it over with a tank.
The video below should start at the 24 minute mark, right before the Prius’s demise. If you want, you can watch the whole episode by skipping back. (Editor’s note: After the Prius is run over, a word of Not Safe for Work or Small Ears language is used.)