A Mitsubishi Cordia Turbo, a very good contender for a car to get shot into space.
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Today Elon Musk fired a Tesla Roadster into space. That’s fun and objectively awesome! He said he’d do it, and he did. It’s better than all this flamethrower stuff lately. Anyway, if you could fire a car into space, what would it be?

A Tesla Roadster is cool and all, but is it the best car to be fired into space? I’m gonna vote no. I think I’d want to represent the absolute pinnacle of human achievement, and the Roadster is good, but it’s not that. I’d send a Miata up instead.


Or, better yet, I’d launch something like a Nissan President. You know, something opulent and comfortable, in case any extraterrestrials hop inside. I’d want them to feel special, to know that us humans make good stuff—that we’re more than just blowing each other up all the time.

Anyway, what car would you send into space?

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

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