We recently saw someone attempt to find out what happens when you shift a car into reverse at 70 mph
. The results were underwhelming, frankly. That’s because the tester was piloting a Ford Fusion, a car that is officially idiot-proof. Yes, Ford considered that people would be stupid enough to shift the car into reverse at highway speed, which is why doing so in the Fusion will simply activate the backup camera, rather than, say, destroy the transmission. But what happens if you do the same in an older vehicle with a manual transmission?