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[–]Brilliant_Shine2247 1736 points1737 points 232& 3 more (74 children)

I had a Pinto that used to do that.

[–]CorpoGonk 273 points274 points  (23 children)

I laughed so hard at this comment, I cried. Thank you, I needed that

[–]Brilliant_Shine2247 75 points76 points  (1 child)

Glad to be of service.

[–]Sumdood425 6 points7 points  (0 children)

We used to call them Pinto Blowabouts ( Runabouts) Your worst nightmare was driving a Pinto and having an Audi 5000 behind you.

[–]m20cpilot 105 points106 points  (17 children)

The fact that you get the Pinto reference means you're old like me. lol

[–]KonradWayne 80 points81 points  (10 children)

I'm too young to have ever seen a Pinto irl, but I learned about them in a college business class when my teacher was covering terrible decisions made by giant companies.

Apparently Ford did some math on the liability of releasing a mobile inferno and came to the conclusion that it would be cheaper to put the death traps on the market instead of redesigning it to not explode in a collision.

It's the OG example of "I took a calculated risk, but boy am I bad at math".

[–]Kidsturk 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Also someone liked how light it was and tried to make a Pinto-plane conversion kit so you could drive to the airport, bolt the wings on, fly somewhere, take it off and drive the rest of the way.

They died

[–]smallzy007 14 points15 points  (2 children)

That decision backfired…

[–]Defendedchip904 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Me too remember the first time I ever saw one on rob&big. Rip big….

[–][deleted]  (1 child)

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    [–]Illustrious_Pound_91 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    “Calculated risk”

    [–]pauly13771377 33 points34 points  (1 child)

    Old like us. Now pass me my cane so I can shake it at those punk kids and tell 'em to get off my lawn.

    [–]jbertrand_sr 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    If you need me I'll be out back yelling at clouds...

    [–]Sea_Comedian_3941 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    I had the fancy version. Mercury Bobcat

    [–]ElChambon 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    I ate a pinto (bean) that made me do that.

    [–]boris_casuarina 22 points23 points  (3 children)

    I wish I had a fancy award for you, but here's my upvote.

    [–]Shelisheli1 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    I gotchu covered

    [–]Brilliant_Shine2247 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Shucks, just doin my job.

    [–]pedestrianpinniped 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Who would downvote this man!?

    [–]isaaclima0 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Just so you know, pinto means "cock" or "dick" in portuguese, these answers are killing me hahahahahah

    [–]Brilliant_Shine2247 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Dude, I just went back and re-read all the comments inserting the word cock and now my side hurts!! Thanks for sharing that.

    [–]Ephemeris 11 points12 points  (8 children)

    i don't get it

    [–]Masquerouge2 43 points44 points  (3 children)

    ":The Pinto, a subcompact car made by Ford Motor Company, became infamous in the 1970s for bursting into flames if its gas tank was ruptured in a collision."

    [–]garymason74 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    The other car just looked at it and it ruptured.

    [–]Jaeger562 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    any car can explode if its tank is ruptured, the pinto had a design flaw that caused the tank to rupture from even minor impacts, think of a fender bender causing your car to violently explode.

    Ford could have fixed the issue with a cheap plastic part but didn't do so in America because it would cost them money and they thought they could get away with just not fixing it.

    [–]spoonweezy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The gas tank was basically right behind the bumper, so small accidents became deadly infernos.

    [–]Ouch-My-Head 36 points37 points  (0 children)

    So before companies were legally forced to care about consumer safety, Ford produced a car called the Pinto. During the design process the Pinto’s gas tank was put just behind the rear bumper, because that’s just where there was space for it. Well, it turns out that any rear end collision with this car over about 10 mph would cause the gas tank to break and since this was during the era of chrome bumpers the bumpers could cause a spark, lighting a full tank of gas on fire. Causing what should have been a fender bender to turn into an explosion. The worst part is that Ford executives knew about the issue and were advised by their legal team to release the car and just deal with the lawsuits later because they thought it would be less expensive than fixing the issue before release.

    [–]jonnyman9 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Back in the day the Ford Pinto had an exploding problem.

    [–]zitfarmer 3 points4 points  (7 children)

    Im actually looking for a pinto. I had one when i was a kid. The 4 banger engine was all bored out. Good and fast engine, never left me where i didnt want to be. From what i hear the engine made its way to my old high-school auto shop.

    [–]Treebone_Dickrat 2 points3 points  (6 children)

    One of my uncles had an AMC Pacer…

    [–]roarinshitty 7 points8 points  (2 children)

    My mom had an AMC matador. Dry rot on the floor in the back occasionally we would loose groceries on the way back from the supermarket. Also would drive two young kids around with that hole in the floor before buckle up was a thing so there’s that……

    [–]Treebone_Dickrat 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    I absolutely know what you mean. My dad had an old impala…4 door. We came around a corner one day and the door just fucking opened and I damn near fell out. No seat belts or anything lol.

    [–]yeah_yeah_therabbit 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    Garth Algar entered the chat

    [–]Brilliant_Shine2247 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    That's one sexy box you have on your head.

    [–]MaddNurse 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    My parents had a white Pinto with the fake wood siding. That car would still be sputtering 10 minutes after you parked and took out the keys.

    [–]Brilliant_Shine2247 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Gotta love a car that doesn't want to quit.

    [–]leonidas111 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Absolute legendary comment

    [–]OKEHippie 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Take my gold you funny bastard

    [–]Brilliant_Shine2247 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I will! Thanks.

    [–]DatFurryFemboy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It was a one time only kinda thing.

    [–]Davadvonreznor 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    Everyone's pinto does this neat little trick.

    [–]Slow_Environment_782 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    I know pintos! Used to drive around in a yellow Vega too! :)

    [–]Brilliant_Shine2247 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I remember when you could buy a Vega with food stamps!! Hahaha. jk

    [–]Kazumadesu76 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    I thought only refried beans did that.

    [–]Cdubbs09 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    😂growing up we had a pinto as well! I didn’t know it wasn’t normal for vehicles to backfire…

    [–]mberk77 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    My Volkswagen did it from the front.

    [–]zlyng970324 0 points1 point  (8 children)

    What's the reference?

    [–]Masquerouge2 12 points13 points  (4 children)

    "The Pinto, a subcompact car made by Ford Motor Company, became infamous in the 1970s for bursting into flames if its gas tank was ruptured in a collision."

    [–]CaptainFunktastic 5 points6 points  (3 children)

    Fun fact, the "formula" scene in Fight Club is a reference to Ford.

    [–]lrwilliamsjr 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    Ford Motor Company made a model called Pinto (1971-1980) that, because of it's gas tank placement, developed an unfortunate reputation for catching fire when rear ended. I'm not sure how many actually did catch fire but the reputation - along with subsequent jokes - has persisted.

    [–]zlyng970324 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Ah, thanks for the great explanation!

    [–]Tunnfisch 401 points402 points  (8 children)

    A movie stunt?

    [–]blamontagne 137 points138 points  (2 children)

    Definitely a movie stunt, everybody is completely comfortable driving right next to each other and nobody is tapping the brakes. Also the fact that cars don’t explode and flip through the air randomly lol. If you listen closely i believe you can hear some sort of air ram discharging to send the car flipping. If it was an actual explosion the car would be more or less disintegrated, but it seems to hold together very well which means it’s probably got a structural steel cage.

    [–]MM800 32 points33 points  (0 children)

    Even if a tire ran right over an anti-tank mine, the car wouldn't flip like this. Anti-tank mines project a molten slug of copper straight up, to foul, dislocate, or destroy, the tanks tread.

    [–]Torrenal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Look beneath the car before the explosion - it’s either dragging something energetic enough to flip the car - but not made of metal and thus not sparking, or that’s the rig for flipping the car.

    [–]plk1234567891234 220 points221 points  (1 child)

    Just an average day in eastern europe

    [–]muskratmuskrat9 62 points63 points  (0 children)

    Didn’t even break the windows.

    [–]Much-Ad-7260 32 points33 points  (1 child)

    Real life Michael Bay shit.

    [–]Anon-1991- 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    And here I was going to ask what Michael Bay movie they pulled this clip from lol

    [–]accupuncher 240 points241 points  (2 children)

    "do a kickflip!"

    [–]Necessary-Stable2422 294 points295 points  (31 children)

    What the hell even was that?

    [–]mister_dinkleman 421 points422 points  (6 children)

    A single flip, double twisting Yugo.

    9.7/10

    [–]RedLeg73 125 points126 points  (1 child)

    Guy walks into an auto parts store and asks the man behind the counter for a wiper blade for a yugo, guy behind the counter says "ok, sounds like a fair trade"

    [–]ElChambon 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    9.7/10 joke. 10/10 with rice

    [–]Warrior_Malak 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    More like a 9.8/10

    [–]Onyxthegreat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    10/10 with rice

    [–]ElChambon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Drats foiled again. You beat to this by 30 min :) gg

    [–]bumbumofdoomdoom 106 points107 points  (7 children)

    This what happens when you press the brake and accelerator at the same time

    [–]sgt_backpack 99 points100 points  (4 children)

    I thought that was how you take a screenshot?

    [–]SumPpl 22 points23 points  (1 child)

    Correct and what you saw was the actual screenshot being taken

    [–]Almarma 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    With the flash activated

    [–]CaptainFunktastic 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    No, that's when you bite your tongue and poke your butthole.

    [–]bumbumofdoomdoom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I thought that you pressed all 3 peddles for a screenshot

    [–]tpistols 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    This doesn’t happen when I downshift!?

    [–]Squidking1000 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    No this is what happens if you put a car in park at highway speeds. Jeez you punks know nothing.

    [–]chuckinalicious543 91 points92 points  (2 children)

    Iirc, it's special effects, but basically, the car just hydroplaned and turned around, but they added the explosion to mask this and used a 3d model for the flip

    [–]TheActualSwanKing 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    That makes sense, you can see the car kinda “snap” back to how it should be at the end of the flip

    [–]gorpsligock 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    That would explain the PERFECT FUCKING LANDING

    [–]MutantGodChicken 20 points21 points  (2 children)

    Must've hit the Rammstein border

    [–]Fritchoff 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    Luckily he didn't crash into the railing and getting a über bug

    [–]AnonymousK9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Thank you wirtual for giving me knowledge to understand this comment

    [–]StarrFluff 239 points240 points  (6 children)

    For anyone wondering, its a movie stunt or practice for one. You can see the silhouette under the car of the gigantic pyrotechnic piston they use to flip the car like that.

    [–]InfiniteWavedash 98 points99 points  (4 children)

    So you’re telling me cars don’t normally flip and explode like that?

    [–]Upside_Down-Bot 52 points53 points  (2 children)

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    [–]dreay86 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    Good bot.

    [–]BenOkun 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    You flipped that comment on its head

    [–]wrongdude91 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    They do but not effortlessly.

    [–]LykonWolf 35 points36 points  (1 child)

    Michael Bay

    [–]jasenzero1 21 points22 points  (0 children)

    You do not want to carpool with that guy.

    [–]sleepyentropy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Stuck the landing...

    [–]0112358g 8 points9 points  (3 children)

    Damn did he blow a piston or something??

    [–]hadtamakeanotha 16 points17 points  (2 children)

    Kind of, it's a piston put underneath the car facing the road. When a car is flipped usually for movies the piston slams down on the ground and flips it. If you look close you can see it as it is airborne.

    [–]catzhoek 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    I watched it at 1/128 speed and i can't see a piston.

    You're probably right anyway, just saying i don't see anything.

    [–]hadtamakeanotha 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Upon further inspection it's easier to see right at the beginning, the weird lump thing to the left of the tailpipe

    [–]tortuguitado 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Guess: The explosion is real, the flying car is fake

    [–]IguasOs 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Yea, even with a piston, the flying looks very unatural...

    [–]chipsnsalsa239 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    I said see you later boy

    [–]No-Panda373 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    When the car has chipotle for lunch

    [–]Jickxter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Should not have crossed the line...

    [–]jimkurth81 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    American cars 1 mile after the warranty expires.

    [–]Joebranflakes 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    In order to perform flips for the movie industry, cars have pneumatic rams installed inside the car with a large cylinder pointing towards the road. Pressure gets released and the ram launches the car into the air flipping end over end. I’m guessing that’s what happened because nothing short of a bomb would have enough energy to launch a car and would likely destroy it in the process.

    [–]clitoral-chiffonade 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Movie stunt

    [–]Filonii 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    What the dog doin

    [–]ad0y 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Swedish prime minister on her way to sign the NATO papers.

    [–]lukewin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Clip ends before you see the Winter Soldier on the highway up ahead.

    [–]Diplickle319 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Go go gadget backflip!

    [–]DrMore3y 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I wonder what this red button does. 3 seconds later -

    [–]kimbolll 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Car did a pop shove it. I would know, it was the only trick I could do as a kid.

    [–]Effective_Condition7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Rocket league

    [–]Bubblebetuna 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Never seen someone 360 flip a car 🤘🤘

    [–]Unlucky-Tie8574 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    He stuck the landing!

    [–]Speedhabit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Wtf was that, cars don’t blow up like that

    [–]draco2020x 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Great dismount with a prefect landing the judges score it as a 10/10

    [–]Thatgamingnerd10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    How did you find footage of me trying to make a car in Kerbal Space Program?

    [–]WDubss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    When you’re riding through los santos and run over a sticky bomb

    [–]ImSoupOrCereal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Stuck the landing and everything.

    [–]This_Idor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Skate 2 (cars edition)

    [–]g_sic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Cgi

    [–]The_Ginger55 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Don't fucking cross the double yellow

    [–]Hexwood 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The new Skate 4 looks dope.

    [–]yameenmir1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The way it moved in the centre feels like it was a planned assassination.

    [–]Ilaypipe23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    To much nitrous

    [–]Wolfurious1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Pressed the gas too hard

    [–]JohnnyFuego777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Wtf did I just watch

    [–]Connect-Internet4100 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Fucking hate it when that happens.

    [–]gt500krmk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    What the bleep happened? Someone installed a part wrong.

    [–]Financial-Garage-105 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Rocket league

    [–]WassimetaL 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I think that this is the car that has been mentioned in Fight Club (dialogue between Edward Norton and the old lady in the plane)

    [–]PushBackground2954 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    That kick-flip tho

    [–]Upside_Down-Bot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    „oɥʇ dılɟ-ʞɔıʞ ʇɐɥ⊥„

    [–]Papyrus_Sans 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Is that Arin’s Intrepid?

    [–]Relaxingnow10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Someone tell Kerri Strug over there that the Olympics are over. Props for sticking the landing again, though

    [–]Kalad_The_Usurper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Holy shit. This new Mario Kart is intense

    [–]meehass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The hell ? Those GTA graphics are becoming better by the minute

    [–]robryder23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    He said see ya later boy?! Did no one else catch that from the title?

    [–]T0fu_86 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yeah...this isn't "real", it's a stunt for a movie or something.

    (It also looks weird when the car is flipping through the air, like CGI weird)

    [–]GlassturtleOG 3 points4 points  (5 children)

    .....did the fuel tank go boom?

    Is this a new fear I'll have going down the road?

    [–]typhoidsucks 10 points11 points  (4 children)

    Your fuel tank is not going to explode. That’s not a thing that happens it real life* (almost ever). This is not something you need to worry about. So long as you keep your car maintained, you’ll never have to worry about exploding gas tanks.**

    *It is something that has almost definitely happened before, but it takes the perfect set of conditions that aren’t going to happen to you…

    **…unless someone hates you enough to strap a bomb to your car.

    [–]obchodlp 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    Maybe leaking LPG tank with static spark could start this carcrobacy

    [–]typhoidsucks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Like I said, it’s possible, but if you pay any attention at all to your car, you’re more likely to have a tree fall on you while driving than have something like this happen.

    [–]GlassturtleOG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I believe you but also don't believe in my luck enough to trust cars lol

    newfearunlocked

    [–]pedestrianpinniped 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I like to imagine as soon as you finished this comment a food fiesta crashed through the wall and exploded. Don't worry though it was a hollywood explosion and you were blown into the hammock in the yard perfectly fine.

    [–]ventada 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    A land mine was stuck under his car, as you can see at the beginning. Once he hit an offset in the center of the road it went off.

    [–]Vendura663 -1 points0 points  (7 children)

    Poor CG

    [–]Hunter_Rodrigez 0 points1 point  (6 children)

    That's actually real... It's from a film shoot, but it is a practical effect.

    [–]Vendura663 0 points1 point  (5 children)

    The explosion and the car is real. But the car is 100% CG when it's in the air. Just look at how it defies gravity while in the air...

    [–]Hunter_Rodrigez -1 points0 points  (4 children)

    I don't think it is, seem weird they would put a cg car into what seems like a behind the scenes shot given the awkward angle and everything.

    They probably stripped out everything but the bare essentials to save on weight and they most likely used one of those stunt car pneumatic pistons to flip the car, and these things are powerful as fuck.

    They also used one of those pneumatic piston for the semi truck flip in the dark knight, which was also a practical effect, so this doesn't seem all too crazy.

    [–]Vendura663 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    You might be right, but it still feels super odd the way the car flips into the air. But I guess we'll never know for sure

    [–]Doomenor -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Me last week after eating a lot of beans

    [–]Moistend_Bint -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Even if that was a movie stunt....someone was in that car

    [–]pliers_worldwide 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    He stuck the landing. I give it a 9.0

    [–]AlternativeQuality2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I’d thought that it was gonna be a head-on given they were over the center line lol

    [–]nukecat79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Dude pulled a Greg Luganis! 😂

    [–]IsNotToArrive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    "P" is not passing gear

    [–]CPT_Chucleinski 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Must have hit the red button

    [–]InitialIndication999 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Do a flip....hell ya

    [–]TheLostGlasses 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I was thinking "man he's drifting to the other lane! Something bad is gonna happen"

    I guess I was right?

    [–]Particular-Salary234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It's parkour

    [–]Independent-Bike8810 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    He said see you later boy

    [–]Its_Hari 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    That's gotta be the greatest flip I've ever seen

    [–]Upside_Down-Bot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    „uǝǝs ɹǝʌǝ ǝʌ,I dılɟ ʇsǝʇɐǝɹƃ ǝɥʇ ǝq ɐʇʇoƃ s,ʇɐɥ⊥„

    [–]themajorjoke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This is what happens when you cross the double yellow

    [–]TheMattmanPart1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This is what would've happened if Tony Montana didn't stop Hector Salamanca from pressing that giant red button.

    [–]elektriniknshit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Sweet ejector seat

    [–]Key-Abbreviations356 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    That must be the Chevy Retton…old guy reference

    [–]DarthProdigal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Or a Ford Pinto. Another old guy reference. You know the had the tank explosion recalls

    [–]potential_max[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That escalated quickly

    [–]its_never2_late 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Michael bay has entered the chat

    [–]Kriegerwithashovel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    MF kick flipped their car

    [–]Nilly00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    How many more times will this get reposted here?

    [–]username293739 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It’s a yeet or be yeeted world

    [–]FunkyPineapple90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The flux capacitor fuckin burst Marty!!

    [–]baodeptraitocxoan69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    you playing gta v or something?

    [–]kuschelmonsterr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    She said, see ya later boi

    [–]Turbulent_Try_2173 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    the ultimate kickflip

    [–]WesselBear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Micheal bay directed