Here at EngineLabs, we love engines. Of course we do–we’re a magazine dedicated to performance engines and the parts, pieces, and people that make them tick. Everyone loves shiny new engine parts that are designed to make big horsepower and look great while doing so.
On the other side of the equation, we also realize that there is a large portion of passenger-car engines that need to be destroyed for one reason or another; perhaps the vehicle was involved in an accident and the engine block was damaged, or the car itself was put ‘out to pasture’, beyond its expiration date and requiring numerous repairs that exceed the depth of the owner’s pocketbook.
What happens to the engines that aren’t purchased from the scrapyard and rehabbed?
Enter the Red Giant, the Behemoth Destroyer Of Engines, The Monster Masher–this thing has an appetite like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Take an engine or four, drop them on top of the massive crushing teeth, and watch as they quickly go from “rusty engine” to “busted pieces”quicker than you can drink a beer or tie your shoes.
OK, OK, maybe we’re exaggerating a little bit, but not by much. The sheer insanity of this machine taking hundreds of pounds of engine blocks, cylinder heads, pistons, crankshafts, and connecting rods, and turning them into pieces of barely-recognizable material not much bigger than a softball in a matter of seconds is simply unreal.
Check out the video, be enthralled while the Red Giant pulverizes what could have been your next LS swap project engine, and try not to cry too many tears.