Oh, the internet. The internet is at it again. For your humorous pleasure, those behind Regular Car Reviews decided to attend a Dyno Day meet, and it appears there’s a running tradition to take one lowly car on its way to the junker to see what it does on the dyno.
The victim this year was a 1993 Buick Century with the LG7 3.3-liter V6. We’ve come a long way to the current LGX V6 by General Motors, that’s for sure.
So, the gentlemen strap this junkyard special up to the dyno to see what it’s got. They find out it isn’t a whole lot. Shocker. The 3.3-liter V6, essentially a lower-deck version of the tried-and-true 3800 V6, was rated at 160 hp from the factory. In 2015? 67 hp.
But, that’s nothing a bottle of nitrous can’t fix, right? Right!
With a self-described “one metric butt-ton” of N2O hooked up, power is ready and willing. Sort of. After the nitrous does it’s job, the 1993 Buick makes 140 hp. The third run, 193 hp. But, it’s all down hill from there.
The 1993 Century had enough of these shenanigans and decided enough was enough. With a quick pop on the seventh pull, we have fire, which is quickly dispatched by one handy-dandy water bottle.
But, there’s more fire. Apparently the V6 came back to life as it was on its way to the scraper. That meant it was time for a good ‘ol fashioned “reverse to drive burnout” session. You know you tried the same thing in your first front-wheel drive car. Don’t lie. And this session ended in a smokey ploom of long-gone engineering.
Enough of what we have to say. Enjoy the humorous video for yourselves down below.