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Crushing a Car With Water – What Happens When You Drop a Huge Amount Of Water On a Car

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Wild Weather presenter does science with the help of a construction vehicle that proves particularly destructive.Considering Top Gear’s aversion to caravans and the like, it is not entirely surprising that when Richard Hammond does science, he does it with a JCB digger.

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If you have a massive machine with a large bucket like this huge mining excavator, you can do it in a matter of seconds. Of course, you would need a large pool of water that’s big enough for the bucket to scoop some out to make this happen as well.

You should know that with too much water in the bucket, though, you can do some real damage to your car, as your about to find out.Four metres of rain falls on Borrowdale every year – and Richard wanted to find out for Wild Weather what happens if you drop that amount on a Peugeot all in one go.

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“We talk about ‘heavy rain’, but rain is heavy – very heavy,” he says, before unveiling the equivalent of a year’s worth of rainwater that falls upon a Lake District valley in the bucket of construction vehicle.Four metres of rain falls on Borrowdale every year – and Richard wanted to find out for Wild Weather what happens if you drop that amount on a Peugeot all in one go.

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