The One Where Jeremy Clarkson Straps Rocket Launchers To A Porsche 944 Turbo
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
There’s no need to make a fancy headline for this story. What we have here is a clip from Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s 2008 DVD “Thriller” where he straps homemade rocket launchers to the sides of a Porsche 944 Turbo and drives around blowing shit up.
That should be all you need to read before you start watching.
If I were to make a list called “Great sports cars I want to buy for cheap but would deeply regret later,” the 944 would be somewhere near the top. It has a potent four-cylinder turbo engine, a Porsche badge, and looks that hold up pretty well today. As for long-term reliability, well… that’s another story.
Mechanical issues aside, the 944 is the ideal car for experiments with illegal homemade projectile explosives. Watch as Clarkson uses the devices to take out traffic cameras, a police SUV, and even a bus. I’m pretty sure that last one was a staged explosion, but I won’t argue because it looked so awesome.
And because I love you guys, I went ahead and posted the entire “Thriller” movie, not just this clip. Enjoy yourselves!
Tell us — what car would you strap a rocket launcher to, and what would you blow up?