See an E 55 AMG's Tire Explode on Dyno

Chassis dynamometers in operation aren't exactly known for providing the safest areas where car fans can sit and watch and/or hear a sports car “getting it on” while sitting still (the car, that is).
Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG on Dyno 1 photo
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There have been numerous examples of cars falling off the dyno, out-accelerating and sometimes even out-breaking the dyno rollers, or with their engines catching on fire.

The following video depicts another reason for not sitting near a car whose wheels are spinning at close to the vehicle's top speed while it's technically parked on top of a dyno.

The Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG (W211) which appears to have a highly modified engine and aftermarket wheels is getting tested in a park with a mobile chassis dynamometer, while a curious crew of people are filming with their phones and probably expecting the dyno's results.

One of the car's rear tires gets pretty much destroyed at about the 0:20 minute mark, prompting the gathered bunch to disperse in the span of just a few seconds. Fortunately, nobody seems to have been hurt, but it just goes to show you that Gremlins aren't found exclusively on airplane wings, but on dynos as well.

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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