TopGear.com23 October 2012

Car destruction, medieval style

Who wants to see a cannonball fire through an engine block in slow motion? Thought so…

Why on EARTH didn't we think of this? The footage below sees one man take an American Civil War-era 12-pound cannon and fire it through a Saturn while filming it in slow motion.

We've always though cannons looked a bit, well, rubbish as agents of destruction. This, however, does a rather splendid job of proving otherwise - the cannonball passes through the engine block, dash console, seats and boot of the poorly Saturn before charging into the distance.

Now watch. Then have a look at the time Jeremy Clarkson got set upon by a slightly more manoeuvrable cannon...

*This clip contains some violent scenes. Parental guidance is advised.

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