Tornado-proof car going for $100,000 on eBay

I always thought tornados were cool, until I saw them ripping parts of Alabama to shreds. Storm chaser Steve Green's armored Tornado Attack Vehicle — a car capable of being driven into a tornado without killing you is now up for auction on eBay.

What will the Tornado Attack Vehicle's $100,000 "Buy it Now" price get you? Actually, quite a value. You'll be receiving a Jeep with a 700-horsepower V8 engine, 16-gauge steel panels coated with impact-resistant polyurethane, bulletproof M10 Lexan windows and wheel wells, windshield with three coats of DuPont Mylar film and a hydraulic system that keeps the car from being blown over. It's almost like owning a mini-tank.

The estimated value of the car and its five years worth of upgrades is pegged at over $500,000, so getting a freak machine like this for one fifth of the price could be considered cheap.

Green is selling the Tornado Attack Machine to "draw attention to his plan for harnessing geothermal energy from Yellowstone National Park's caldera." Looks like a good car for a good cause. Head on over to eBay if you want to check out the full details on the auction. You never know when you might need a car for when a tornado strikes out of nowhere.

eBay, via Gizmag

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