We’re definitely hoping and praying that this isn’t going to be the start of a new trend, but we find it oddly unsettling to see two accidents on the dyno block in a span of just a few days.

We just recently caught hold of a video involving a Ford Mustang Shelby catching fire while in the middle of a dyno test and now we found yet another video of a car – a Mitsubishi Evo – having its own bad day on the dyno block.

The video starts about as normal as any dyno video we’ve seen in the past with students from Mech-Tech college in Ponce, Puerto Rico dyno testing the Evolution VII. But towards the end, the Evo begins to tug violently on its restraint before completely going out of control and falling off the dyno during it’s test run.

Fortunately, nobody got hurt from the accident, including the driver inside the car who may have escalated the accident by stepping on the brakes when the car began to fall off the dyno. Here’s to hoping that we don’t see any more of these accidents on the dyno anytime soon.

And speaking of hoping, we all hope that everybody involved in this accident has the right insurance to take care of it.


Kirby Garlitos
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  (427) posted on 07.22.2011

It’s all about dyno so it’s all dynos’ fault! I was really surprised how it happened. However, it a good thing that no one is hurt on that incident. I wonder who will be responsible if there’s a serious damage happened.

  (412) posted on 03.11.2011

They are lucky though that no one is hurt seriously, next time its much better if they strap the front down.Little hit of the steering wheel then it will fly off.

  (386) posted on 03.10.2011

This really shows how powerful the EVO’s engines can be. Imagine this one running iaround the track and you will definitely see how awesome it is.

  (247) posted on 02.8.2011

Offering a diesel variant is fine - there’s a Golf GTD, there are fast BMW diesels, not least the Alpina D3, and so on. Scrapping the petrol option altogether like Mitsubishi is allegedly planning is forgetting the rally routes.

  (830) posted on 02.7.2011

Accident are everywhere, but as the sayings says “Prevention is better than cure” be sure to be careful always.

  (676) posted on 02.7.2011

Not a good news after all! I agree with everyone the good thing is no one got hurt in the incident including the driver!

  (340) posted on 12.16.2010

no one was hurt in either of these accidents, but now its the cars that have to suffer from these idiots mishaps. Now, let’s just hope these guys have some good insurance for crashing the cars.

  (460) posted on 12.15.2010

You’re not looking out the windshield when driving a car on a dyno. You’re either looking at the cluster or a computer in the passenger seat. I didn’t hear him gun it, nor was the car off the dyno all the way to even notice that something was wrong.

  (807) posted on 12.14.2010

not only the bumper he also need to check the wheel alignment and bushings.

  (806) posted on 12.14.2010

gree... I think the front bumper sustains the heavy damage of the car. but i wonder how much money will they spent to repair this baby.

  (73) posted on 12.14.2010

Auccchhh. Not clear to me if the car was theirs or it was on their repair shop and decided to step on it!

  (111) posted on 12.14.2010

good to see the driver was ok and not through that wall. For this kind of testing you need somehow more than just some improv.

  (763) posted on 12.13.2010

hahaha agree, good thing that its just a minor problem... unlike the blown engine of the Mustang.. I’ve already seen that video... and I say that this evo is more luckier than the mustang.

  (554) posted on 12.13.2010

ouch that was hurt... why in the word did they forgot to shackle the front. as we can see here there are no harness in front or even dampers installed.. poor evo.. well at least the damage is more cheaper than the burned engine of a Mustang GT500.

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