Seeing cars, trucks, and buggies hauling ass up giant sand dunes is something we’ always like watching, but seeing it going down on the dunes of Liwa in the United Arab Emirates is an entirely different thing. First off the dunes are giant. Like nothing we’ve ever seen giant, and they run up them in Nissan Patrols, Land Cruisers, and other SUVs that make insane power from everything from naturally aspirated 6 cylinders to twin Pro Mod 94 mm Turbocharged monstrosities. It is truly a spectacle and seeing them go this quick and fast up a dune is something you have to see to believe. But it isn’t just the performances that are awe inspiring, it’s the carnage as well.
In fact, they sometimes bring a whole new meaning to running over your own crankshaft, because they in fact do sometimes. Just watch the video. There is an entire crank, with some rods and pistons still attached, broken into two pieces laying in the sand after one of these beasts goes kablooey. Just look at it! It really is awesome. Not that I want someone to run over their own crankshaft, but if you are going to do it, then do it like these dudes.