What Happens When You Put A Car Into Reverse While Doing 70 MPH?


Do not be dumb enough to try this with your own car.

Putting a car into reverse while driving on the freeway is one of the dumbest things you can do. In an older car you’re virtually guaranteed to destroy the transmission. But what about in a newer model? YouTuber AutoVlog decided to risk it all—“all” being his Ford Fusion—in an attempt to answer that very question. While doing 70 mph on a public highway he threw his Fusion into neutral and then reverse. The result, well let’s just say it was underwhelming. Trust us, that's not a spoiler in the least.

You should still watch this clip though, if only to see the look on this YouTuber’s face when he first attempts the stunt.

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It turns out that Ford knew some people might try and do something as dumb as throw a car into reverse while cruising on the highway. On the Fusion all this does is activate the backup camera. The car doesn’t grenade itself and there seems to be no perceptible difference in how it operates, almost as if it’s in neutral. This type of test is stupid on its own. The fact that it was conducted on a public highway makes this guy even dumber. Unless he knew ahead of time what the result would be. Then he’s just a phony. Either way, now you know what will happen if a Fusion is put into reverse while doing 70 mph. Feel free to conduct this test on your own ride and let us know how it works out. You’ll never catch us trying something like this. Not even for the sweet, sweet views.

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