There are few things with more insane duality than a clutch explosion. Firstly there is the horrifying destruction and potential for people to be cut to ribbons from the shrapnel of flying clutch parts. Secondly there’s the wanton mechanical wreckage from this happening. Whether the floor being cut up, windshields and dashes being blown out, or driveline parts being fragged, is your main concern, it is all bad.
The other side of a clutch explosion is the cartoony sounds that it makes with metal clanking and banging and then the weird silence that always follows it. Typically shattering glass does not sound like it does in the cartoons. Typically stuff blowing up does not sound like it does in the cartoons. Well, a clutch explosion sounds like it does in the cartoons and this video is more proof of that.
This Volvo may be kind of ratty looking but you can clearly see and hear that the car has been hot rodded. There’s an exhaust stack through the hood, clearly more turbo than stock, and this thing goes into a gigantic cloud generating burnouts like nobody’s business. It seems that they hot rodded everything but the clutch behind this engine and hopefully no one was hurt when this madness happened.
Yeah, the stuff costs money but pieces from McLeod and other companies are tested and certified to keep you safe. Some cheap or worse, million mile stock clutch is designed to fail and try and kill you. Facts.