Manly Engine: Go for the diesel.

Why it Kicks Ass: Top Gear didn't just drive one to an erupting volcano, but the presenters also took an old one and driving it down a flight of stairs, crashing it into bits of Bristol, leaving it in the sea for a few hours, driving it through a shed, hitting it with a wrecking ball, dropping an RV on it, setting it on fire, and placing it on a 240ft apartment building as it was being demolished; the mechanic, with no spare parts and only simple tools, managed to drive the thing away.