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Friday, April 06, 2007

Smashed, hung, drawn, quartered, and blown up

No, I'm not talking about your blow-up doll in your BDSM cosplay sessions...

This is priceless. Clarkson has Malaysians hopping mad when he demolished a Perodua Kelisa on camera.

Malaysia lambasts Top Gear host
4 April 2007

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has come under attack in the Malaysian parliament for labelling one of the country's cars the worst in the world.

The BBC presenter has been filmed attacking the Perodua Kelisa with a sledgehammer before blowing it up.

But minister Abdul Raman Suliman defended the nation's car industry, saying Mr Clarkson was like a football commentator who cannot play football.

Perodua had not received a single complaint from UK owners, he told MPs.

He added that the comments were made merely to boost sales of the Top Gear magazine.

Mr Clarkson has voiced his frustrations with the small three-cylinder model in both magazine articles and on the Top Gear motoring show.

In one article, he said its name was like a disease and suggested it was built in jungles by people who wear leaves for shoes.

And on the show, he described it as "unimaginative junk, with no soul, no flair and no passion".

He then smashed it, hung it from a crane with a one-tonne weight attached, before blowing it up.

Perodua is Malaysia's second national carmaker and began producing small compact models in 1995.


Here's the footage of the 760 kg, 55 hp, 14.8 second 0-60 mph, 88 mph top speed, Perodua Kelisa being destroyed by Clarkson :-P


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