Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
There's no need to make a fancy headline for this story. What we have here is a clip from Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's 2008 DVD "Thriller" where he straps homemade rocket launchers to the sides of a Porsche 944 Turbo and drives around blowing shit up.
That should be all you need to read before you start watching.
If I were to make a list called "Great sports cars I want to buy for cheap but would deeply regret later," the 944 would be somewhere near the top. It has a potent four-cylinder turbo engine, a Porsche badge, and looks that hold up pretty well today. As for long-term reliability, well… that's another story.
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Mechanical issues aside, the 944 is the ideal car for experiments with illegal homemade projectile explosives. Watch as Clarkson uses the devices to take out traffic cameras, a police SUV, and even a bus. I'm pretty sure that last one was a staged explosion, but I won't argue because it looked so awesome.
And because I love you guys, I went ahead and posted the entire "Thriller" movie, not just this clip. Enjoy yourselves!
Tell us - what car would you strap a rocket launcher to, and what would you blow up?