A 2013 Shelby GT500 vs. a 2013 Camaro ZL1 on the Dyno

Edmunds Inside Line takes a 2013 Shelby GT500 and a 2013 Camaro ZL1 and does a dyno comparison of the two muscle cars.

The 2013 Shelby GT500 Mustang is equipped with an aluminum 5.8-liter supercharged V8 that Ford says provides the key to its producing horsepower. As for the 2013 Camaro ZL1, it receives power from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8.

The ZL1 is said to produce 580 horsepower and 556 lb. ft. of torque, compared to the Shelby GT500’s 662 horsepower and 631 lb. ft. of torque.

So, how do they compare? Leave a comment below, or send us a tweet to @PowerBlockTV.

Dyno run gone wrong for a 6.0 Powerstroke

According to the person who posted this video on YouTube, the center yolk blew out and broke the yolk flange on the piston, and knocked the flex pipe off the stack. Apparently brand new u-joints were put in it the day before, and there was a weak spot on the center yolk, where it blew apart.

Oh, and at :44, that was the hub cap flying off the rear wheel.

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Mustang blows up on the dyno

In the video below, a mustang blows up on the dyno. According to the poster, the oil galley plate blew apart and hit the ceiling, and just about every piston in the back half of the motor was melted down from too much air and not enough duel, because of the intake manifold’s design.

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Eagle Talon falls off a dyno in epic fail

A 400 WHP Eagle Talon falls off the side of a dyno after hitting its max. According to the YouTube description, one of the straps holding it on the dyno was melted by the external waste gate.

“These videos are pretty crazy to watch,” HorsePower host Mike Galley said. “People can be very careless when strapping them down. The rule of thumb is common sense and proper anchor points.”

Mike says he always attaches the straps to the rear end housing and not the frame rails. “This is the best anchor point due to the axle being stationary. If the frame rails ere the anchor point, the vehicle can move up and down and forward and back due to suspension, travel and movement. This can also stretch the straps and allow them to rub on parts of the vehicle.”

The most common mistake Mike says he’s seen is that someone lets the straps touch the exhaust. “During the run, the exhaust heat rapidly increases and melts the straps in half, and the next thing you know, the car is bucking and jumping around on the dyno platform.”

Thanks for the advice, Mike!

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Dyno testing for Mitsubishi EVO goes all wrong

A Mitsubishi EVO alls off a pillar during a Dyno testing. But we’re not sure what’s worse, the fact that it fell or the fact that it only ran 450 HP.

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