Since the summer of 1975, when the movie “Jaws” invented and then popularized the summer shark blockbuster, few Americans have cared about an apocalyptic tale of the world being consumed by sharks. This held true until last week, when “Sharknado” – a straight-to-network-TV movie for the SyFy channel – reignited the fears that we forgot we had, about a world in which sharks descend from the sky in a storm that also destroys the environs of Los Angeles, California.
As humans, following such an invented tragedy, our first natural concern is for our lives, the institutions that we built, and the safety of our loved ones.
As automotive enthusiasts, though, whither our cars and trucks? Would they protect us from harm and save us from the sharks? While most modern cars can outrun even the fastest sharks, even the quickest supercars would likely be outclassed by severe Sharknado winds. And it’s no use keeping a garage queen in the covered carport, which would most definitely be uprooted and torn apart.
But if you must survive the Sharknado using a car, Autobytel presents our top 10 choices for riding out, or at least bearing, one of nature’s most unfriendly and fictional natural disasters: