Watch a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG meet its doom

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Friendly warning: some of you might find the following footage somewhat disturbing. Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with you, we won’t judge you like that guy in the IKEA lamp commercial, here you are entitled to feel sorry for the car.

You have to ask yourself how did things end up like this? What could have possibly happen to this car for it to have to be butchered as it is – was it FUBAR (f**ked up beyond any repair), or was it simply a very rich man’s toy who got bored of it and didn’t even think about selling it?

What you are about to see are seven minutes of pure horror. I don’t know if this is normal procedure, but the whole scrapping of this hapless Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG seems like an overly complicated and unnecessarily prolonged ordeal.

I’m not the kind of person who actually loves cars – I like them a lot, but I’m very much aware of the fact they’re just an assembly of metal, plastic and some other bits, and not a living soul worthy of my love. But seeing this really made my evening a lot sadder than it could have been. That’s not just any car, that’s a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, one of the most sought after supercars that money can – or rather could – buy. It’s no longer in production, so every single unit built is extremely valuable. If not in a monetary way, then at least on an emotional level.

Not too long ago, that was a car – a supercar – kids would dream of and grown men would… dream of as well, and now it’s just another pile of metal inside a junkyard. If that doesn’t make you sad, then I don’t know what will. I bet you don’t cry at mooshy movies either, you insensitive bastard, you.