Richard Rawlings is a loud, brash and somewhat ‘in your face’ kinda guy. As such, you wouldn’t expect him to do things by halves. So, when he and his team at Gas Monkey Garage were given a Dodge Challenger Hellcat to play with, you can bet he played hard. As he demonstrated by driving a monster truck over it. Yup, he crushed what many consider to be the ultimate muscle car. The crazy fool.

It was obviously a stung for his show. And some bad-ass promotion for his monster truck. But also, it was a necessity. While the internet has been crying about a car being crushed, there is actually a reason. It was pre-production. Dodge would have crushed it anyway. Pro-production cars can’t be sold to the general public. So, if you have to destroy it, why not do it with some style. Look at it this way: the car was going to die. Now we can enjoy some guilt-free crushing! Because destruction is fun!

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Car obsessive turned motoring journalist, now celebrating ten years in the industry. Worked for MOG, Performance Ford, GT Porsche, Pistonheads, AutoTrader and many more. Gifted writer, though somewhat less gifted when it comes to taste in cars. Once owned a Triumph Dolomite by choice, but did the honourable thing and crashed it into a wall.

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