In the age of safe cars, the widespread distribution of crash-test videos on YouTube offers insight into what had been a kind of dark art. But looking back, there are some test videos we'd rather not contemplate. What's the scariest crash-test video?

The way this Volkswagen T3 pickup crumbles into scrap after hitting the test wall makes for one of the most shocking crashes ever captured on film. Of course, it's not a test for the VW's day-to-day worthiness (which is still shocking, considering modern cars' stellar crash results); it's been fitted with a full load of cement blocks in an effort to test the crash worthiness of the wall. And no dummies were harmed.

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