<VV> LM Corvair on Mythbusters

harryyarnell harryyarnell at verizon.net
Thu Jun 20 15:59:45 EDT 2013

I concur with Matt's understanding of the test.

Some years ago they "proved" that you cannot stop a car from highway speed
by shifting an auto transmission into reverse. I wrote to them with the
story about the GM executive who demanded that the Corvair be able to
repeatedly stop the car from 60 MPH by shifting the Powerglide from drive to


I don't believe GM's test were with the car being driven.... Just "Full
Throttle"  shifts between DRIVE  and REVERSE  100 times without failure..

Matt Nall
Charleston, Oregon


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