When you think of engines pushing thousands of horsepower, chances are a diesel isn’t first thing to come to mind. However, that is exactly the type of thing that the folks over at Industrial Injection Diesel Performance are known for building. At an event this past weekend in Ogden, Utah, one of their Cummins Diesel-powered truck’s tried to lay down 3,000 horsepower on the dyno. The end results were frighteningly violent.
As the story goes, the truck’s owner Shawn Baca had just laid down a 2,920 horsepower run with his built Cummins diesel known as Shredder II, and felt compelled to push to 3,000 horsepower. The clip of his attempt at doubling a Veyron’s output starts out in classic rolling coal fashion, but it doesn’t take long for things to go wrong. As the boost builds and the engine quits dumping smoke, the entire top-half removes itself from the engine bay in a massive explosion. Thanks to a number of on-lookers, there are quite a few different angles of this exploding engine going around at the moment.
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This has to be one of the craziest dyno pulls that we’ve ever seen, and everyone can be glad that nobody was seriously injured in the mayhem. Both the truck’s owner and the dyno operator suffered some burns and cuts, but they’re both probably feeling lucky to have walked away from that one at all. Thankfully the fire itself was put out in a matter of seconds by the crew on hand.
It takes an incredible amount of energy to generate 3,000 horsepower, and we just got to see what happens when that energy finds its way out of the engine. While we’re sure that there will be a Shredder III in the future, another motor like that isn’t going to come cheap. Industrial Injection Diesel Performance list their Cummins Diesel racing long block at $28,999.