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Motor Mythbusters

Motor Mythbusters

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Follows a joyful search for truth behind popular automotive myths, to try to answer the biggest questions on every car fan's mind.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Motor Mythbusters

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#1 - Bedrock Buggy (Season 1 - Episode 2)

The Motor MythBusters team sets out to fulfill Tory’s childhood dream of building a full-scale Flintstones car and test if it’s possible to overcome the friction and inertia of a two-ton, wood and stone vehicle using just the power of their feet.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 21 votes.

Motor Mythbusters - S1E1

#2 - Poor Man’s Turbo (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Tory, Faye and Bisi are curious to test an automotive myth from a famously fast film franchise that claims you can increase boost and win a Cuban mile drag race from a turbocharged engine with just a length of wire and soda can tab. Would this low-tech technique work in the real world?

The episode was rated 7.37 from 30 votes.

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#3 - Blown Brake Lines (Season 1 - Episode 4)

The Motor MythBusters test a common automotive myth often seen in movies. The team finds out if it’s possible for someone to loosen a vehicles brake lines so precisely that the brakes will fail after two complete stops, like in the movie ‘Strange Brew’.

The episode was rated 7.08 from 13 votes.

Motor Mythbusters - S1E3

#4 - Underwater EV (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Bisi, Faye and Tory test the myth that an EV can drive through a flash flood and continue to operate. They build a five foot pool, design the car so Tory can control it without being electrocuted, then drive it into the water to see if it can survive.

The episode was rated 6.94 from 17 votes.

Motor Mythbusters - S1E5

#5 - Birds Prefer Red Cars (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Tory, Faye and Bisi test a survey that claims birds prefer pooping on red cars more than other colored cars. They consult with an ornithologist, do field research and design their own experiments to find out if birds really do see red when they poop.

The episode was rated 6.90 from 10 votes.

Motor Mythbusters - S1E8

#6 - Fishtail Trailer Sway (Season 1 - Episode 8)

The Motor MythBusters test the dangerous myth that trailer sway can be corrected by accelerating. Bisi, Faye and Tory add remote control to a truck, load up a trailer, initiate sway and find out if a sudden boost of speed will stop a trailer fishtailing.

The episode was rated 6.75 from 12 votes.

Motor Mythbusters - S1E9

#7 - Hot Rod Hybrid (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Bisi, Tory and Faye test the myth that adding a turbo to a hybrid car will make it more fuel efficient. The team buys a 2011 Honda CR-Z, installs a turbo, and drives it on a flat road and in the hills to see if it gets better mileage compared to the original stock car.

The episode was rated 6.70 from 10 votes.


Last updated: nov 30, 2022


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