Car experts say comedian Kevin Hart was riding in a death trap in the form of a tricked out 1970 Plymouth Barracuda.

They believe his ride lacked key safety features that would’ve spared him horrendous injuries as a result of his car crash.

Several owners of car customising shops specialising in performance vehicles told TMZ it’s “highly unusual” for cars with 720 horsepower to be outfitted without a five-point harness and a roll cage.

Hart suffered three spinal fractures when his car crashed through a fence on Mulholland Highway in the Malibu Hills.