Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,219
A free rev is bad. Every watch Nitro Funny Cars? Everything is OK until the tires spin and the engine free revs, which allows it to explode violently. The engine parts aren't engineered to tolerate those velocities or harmonics that occur during unloaded high rpm. For example, I got to see the flywheel of 328 explode while a guy was revving the hell out of it showing off. Ruined the bell housing, engine block, engine lid and severed the primary wiring harness, in addition to the clutch and flywheel damage. I also got to see a Lambo Diablo V12 with a bunch of spun rod bearings, after a donut demonstration got out of hand, allowing the engine to free rev up onto the limiter.
Last edited by ECSofVirginia; 02-25-2014 at 03:50 PM.