I Can't Stop Watching All Of These Extreme Crash Test Videos

Exponent is an engineering and consulting services corporation that, among other things, does its own crash testing. Some of those tests are rather mundane, and some of them involve making a pickup truck flip four times in a row. I can’t stop watching any of them.


Here’s that Toyota pickup crash:

Here’s a Ram pickup barreling into a bollard:

Here’s a pickup that’s been lit on fire:

And again, this time in slow motion:

Here’s an analysis of the infamous Porsche 550 Spyder crash that killed James Dean:

This is just an enormous car rotisserie:

“I’d like to know what it looks like when two people launch themselves over their bike handlebars,” someone said:

“Yes, but instead of launching them into a net, can we launch them into a car?”

In this case, someone clearly just demanded to see a school bus drift:

And this one, we can all agree, needs zero explanation:

Here, in 31 seconds, is the story of my life:

Clear out your schedule. I’m already watching these on repeat.


Deputy Editor, Jalopnik. 2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross.

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