Hoons Contemplate the Meaning of Existence: Fifth Gear Conducts Ultimate Car Crash

We'll be honest — one of our greatest joys in life is bombing through Southern California canyons at para-legal speeds. And those canyons are exclusively blind-corner ridden, two-lane affairs where high-speed, head on collisions are most likely to occur. Will this insane test-crash make us rethink our passion? While it will give us pause, we're still answering "No." A) We're dumb B) That's an extreme crash (the equivalent of tagging a big tree at 120mph) and C) human beings could survive crashes much worse than this one if the cars were engineered properly. Think we're nuts? Check the facts. Also — that Volvo didn't look too safe.

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