• Dec 14, 2010
Mitsubish Evo dyno disaster – Click above to watch video after the jump

Under the right conditions, testing a vehicle on a dyno is a safe way to get a good idea of how much power your engine is producing. It's also an excellent tool for precision tuning, so if you're into squeezing all you can out of your car's beating heart, chance are you're going to be ponying up for time on the rollers. Just make sure that the shop that's doing your dyno work knows how to properly secure your vehicle. If they don't, you could end up like owner of the poor Mitsubish Evo in the video after the jump.

Apparently not long after laying down a 450-horsepower run, the all-wheel drive monster set about launching itself from the platform, bouncing off of a support post. Something tells us it's going to take a fair bit of buffing to smooth out the Mitsu's sheetmetal, and maybe a bit longer for the dyno operators to smooth things over with the boss. Hit the jump to check out the carnage for yourself.

[Source: YouTube via ZerCustoms]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      VTEC just kicked in, yo!
      • 4 Years Ago
      to quote the great John Candy
      "Well, this isn't so bad.
      I thought it would be a lot worse than this.
      They'll be able to buff this out."..."Wow!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Messicans...never getting it right.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually the shop is supposed to be in Puerto Rico, the 51st state...
        • 4 Years Ago
        oooh boy...
      • 4 Years Ago
      45 posts and John H sums it up perfectly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like how the operator of the EVO starts giving it a ton more gas when he's off the dyno...

      "Maybe if I floor it, with all my wheels in the air, in a high centered vehicle, I'll be lucky and it'll back up!!"
        • 4 Years Ago
        Right, because when you fall you don't try to brace yourself.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not sure what you're talking about. Look at his brake lights. He almost immediately presses it after the wheel hop.

        BTW, it looks like the left front tire blew out.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm sure it wasn't intentional. He may have been trying to step out of the car. An electrical issue as a result of the undercarriage getting slammed could have occured.

        Regardless, the car was not secured at all. They're so lucky their monitoring equipment was the only stuff on the death dealing side of the car! Crap!

        • 4 Years Ago
        It looks like they didn't have the front strapped down, so all they had to do is bump the steering wheel and it launched sideways.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They are lucky nobody was hurt. Maybe next time they will strap the front down. All it takes is a bump of the steering wheel and it will fly off. Or in this case, letting off the gas too fast.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @ James Sonne: That wasn't a "neener-neener, I saw it first," but it's cute that you think I would care about that. It was a general bemoaning of how often Autoblog picks stories up days after they made it into wide circulation via other sources. It's a given that multiple blogs are going to pick up on the same stories within a day or two of each other (because, hey, it's news - nobody expects CNN, MSNBC and Fox to all have different stories), but this isn't the first time I've seen something pop up on here nearly two weeks after it was posted on Jalopnik.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dyno-Testing on a "Shoestring" budget.

      I think we need a bigger shoestring.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like it saw an STI in the rearview mirror and decided to make a run for it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow tiger...wow.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Everyone in this room is now dumber
        • 4 Years Ago
        A simple "wrong" would have done just fine.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Such a great quote hahaha
        • 4 Years Ago
        So you disagree with him wishing god has mercy on their souls?
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL...Ok who was the idiot that didn't strap the car down?!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Pscht, who straps cars down when testing them on a dyno?
        I like to live life on the edge!
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