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You Will Cry Watching This Beautiful Acura NSX Get Pummeled By An SUV

For your own mental health, don’t watch this video of a Lexus SUV turning a gorgeous Acura NSX into a crumpled soda can. Just don’t. It’s not worth the anguish and long therapy sessions.

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Dammit, I told you not to! But you’re sick and enjoy watching beautiful things go to their metal deaths. Suit yourself:

Today I chatted with Sammy Manivong, the man who posted the traumatizing video to Facebook yesterday. In our short exchange, I gathered that Sammy was test driving a car in Westminster, California yesterday, when he saw an NSX with gorgeous Enkei RPF1 wheels.

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Keen to record the beautiful sight, he whipped out his phone and filmed the car driving by, just as a Lexus RX blew through a red light and destroyed the front end of one of the most legendary Japanese supercars in history.

Sammy’s response “Oh no way! Awww!” is the appropriate response. Along with a bunch of weeping, which I’m going to assume took place after this video cut out.

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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frequentlywong

Near as i can tell, each generation of the venerable Lexus RX crossover comes with a booklet entitled, “ How to Do Absolutely Everything Wrong At All Times.”