Um. I don't know how well acquainted you are with the post-apocalyptic/near-future genre of film, but...aesthetics are incredibly different in them then in other genres. Case in point, ' the 'Mad Max' triology: [link]
Not a single car crash in that video was simulated. Everything done in the early Mad Max movies were risked by the stunt doubles and actors. Sometimes at the cost of their lives.
Oh, wait. You were saying you can't imagine why the car was a failure. Not why I would want it, and would be obviously giddy to have it for my saga.
I agree: it's a gorgeous peice of machinery. I intend to mutilate it into a mangled fiend. I thank you for enabling me in this enterprise.
I am a big post-apocalyptic fan. I was hooked on the Life After People original documentary as well as the subsequent series. I have seen all of the Mad Max movies, actually saw them in the theatre. I'm old ya know! Rock on, can't wait to see what you do! That car and several others like it are a little under 4 hours away from you in Seligman! Many Edsels in Seligman for some reason!