Crash tests are a necessary evil, helping find major flaws in the safety of an automobile. Some are more evil than others, however, like when researchers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ruin a Lamborghini or Maserati in the name of safety testing.
This head-to-head battle between a 2009 Chevy Malibu and a 1959 Chevy Bel Air is potentially the most epic and painful to watch on the top of our list. A glorious classic car meeting it’s end against a forgettable midsize sedan would make any gear head shed a tear. Well, at least it’s good to know that cars have gotten safer in the past fifty years, even if they have gotten decidedly uglier. [keep reading]