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What Car Most Deserves To Be A Battle Car?

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Take a car. Give it bigger off-road tires. Rip stuff off the body if you need to. Add a roof rack, some aggro exterior parts and get it ready for the apocalypse. You’ve made your car into a Battle Car, our latest obsession around these parts.


Should *all* cars be Battle Cars? Personally I’m going to go with yes. You can find Battle Cars all over the place if you know where to look—The Gambler 500 is one such event that features some great Battle Cars.


All of this got me thinking: if you could make any car into a Battle Car, what would it be? I think that Bentley Continental GT from yesterday—if that is what it is, there seems to be some dispute—is pretty tough to beat. Any $300,000 luxury coupe made ready for the Fury Road is sure to set a high bar.

I dig that Mitsubishi Eclipse in that picture above, one that I initially thought was a Subaru SVX at first. That would be a fun one too as it’s already all-wheel drive.

What would you battle-ize? Bonus points for pics.

Editor-in-Chief at Jalopnik. 2002 Toyota 4Runner.

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AMC Eagle. Almost a battle wagon stock.