We can’t think of many things worse than losing a wheel while you’re driving along but losing a wheel while performing donuts in a modified Chevrolet Monte Carlo in front of a crowd of spectators is certainly enough to leave anyone red faced.
This is exactly what happened to the owner of a Monte Carlo in the U.S. recently and unfortunately for him, the entire thing was captured on video and shared to social media.
The clip shows the black Monte Carlo performing a set of ferocious donuts in the middle of the road. It is sitting on a set of large chrome-finished wheels with low-profile tires and while it is unclear what other mechanical modifications the car has undergone, it sounds very mean, suggesting that its engine has probably been upgraded.
As the Chevy spins around, the driver’s side rear wheel suddenly flies off. Bystanders are quick to assess the damage and a video uploaded by the car’s owner after the incident reveals that this wasn’t simply a matter of the lug nuts not being properly tightened. Instead, the entire hub was torn off the car, including the brake caliper and brake disc.
Repairing the car won’t be cheap and it might need an entirely new rear-end to return to the road. Clearly, the car is powerful enough and this video shows just how important it is to fit drivetrain components that are strong enough to deal with increased levels of power if you’re ever making serious engine upgrades.