Watch: Twin-turbo diesel pickup truck explodes on 3,000bhp dyno run
This is one fireworks display you wouldn't want to be a part of
America is home to a profusion of insane creations, from 1000bhp Viper's to even crazier hot-rod's. As a result, it comes as absolutely no surprise that that list is further swelled by the inclusion of a simply psychotic, near 3000bhp, diesel powered truck created by Salt Lake City based tuning firm ''Industrial Injection''.
Over the past weekend, the highly coveted 'Weekend on the Edge' event took place in Ogden, Utah - and this truck was billed as one of the main highlights of the showpiece event. As the festival roared into life, the 2920bhp truck rolled out onto what I can only imagine is the strongest dynomometer in the world, before being put through its paces.
It's still not known exactly what modifications and alterations had been made to the truck, and what components and parts it housed, but we do know that the leviathan was fitted with several nitrous oxide tanks and support systems. Just before the truck went on its dyno-run, its team decided to upgrade the size of the NOS tanks it had - which proved to be a fatal decision.
As the footage from ViralHog shows, the engine was already billowing with smoke and black gasses leading up to the horrific moment - it's almost as though the motor was crying out for mercy and pleading for the driver to stop. Then, just like that, the engine is seen splitting in half, just moments before the hood was thrusted six-feet into the air as a result of the explosion.
Upon further inspection, if you stop the video at precisely the moment that the detonation occurs, you can see two big-fat turbochargers also being hurled up into the heavens. What makes this scene particularly terrifying is the fact that the driver is still in the car the moment the front end is engulfed, but somehow, he reacts incredibly quickly to get himself up and out to safety.
Marshalls then hurtled to the scene with fire trucks and massive water hoses to ensure no further damage was caused to the dyno, the truck or the surrounding people - and thanks to their quick reactions, the damage was actually reparable. The truck will need to be rebuilt, probably from the ground up, if it is ever to reclaim its title, but the more important thing is that nobody was hurt.