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Continental Car Lab | How hot does a car interior get?

By Tim Robson, 11 Jun 2020 Car Advice

It’s something we’ve all wondered and now we’ve tried – and we don’t want to try it again

Continental Car Lab | How hot does a car interior get?

We’ve all opened a car door in high summer and recoiled from the intense heat – but have you ever wondered just how hot it gets inside your car in summer?

Tony O’Kane and Jade Pummeroy risked hydration and complexion in a supervised experiment that puts some real science around the myth of car interior temperature.

With first aid standing by, the two endured searing heat and terrible puns, but at least they got to enjoy a cooling ice cream before things got too hot to handle.

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