Watch a 3,000-HP engine blow a Dodge Ram to bits
What happens when you stress-test a Cummins diesel tuned to deliver around three thousand horsepower? “Fireworks” certainly is one of the possible outcomes, and this is what happened to this Dodge Ram truck with two people still inside.
A large crowd witnessed the extreme test standing fairly close to the car when it revved up past its safe limits and started spewing clouds of black smoke. Just when the smoke subsided briefly, a powerful explosion shattered the entire front of the car, sending metal bits flying and fire engulfing the rest of the body. By sheer luck, the two occupants managed to get out of the wreck safely, getting away with what the author of the footage claims were only “minor burns, no significant injuries.”
Specialists have already voiced the opinion that the cause of the accident was in the excessively high RPM count diesel engines sometimes develop when forced beyond their limits and out of control.
Editor Andrew Raspopov