tbh, violent drillbits are famous for doing insane vehicle damage. There were so many drillbits in history did impressive vehicle damages. Pampa, Dalton, Planfield, Sibley, Marion, Seward, Wilkin county, Eile, Mulvane etcReminder that it was a drillbit. Very small IF4 core, which was also not consistent due to often occurring vortex breakdowns. It can only throw cars, and even then, there are a few very impressive examples of car damage.
Also, in one of the pictures of the tree damage, where it's an aerial showing the blow down, you can see one tree getting lighter and lighter the closer to the center it was, and it was also broken kn hundreds of pieces at the end, while being completely debarked
It's easy to understand because violent brilliants tend to have larger portion of vertical winds compared to horizontal winds which can lift vehicles easily.