This is what a complete strut tower failure looks like. Or, you know, what it would look like if your suspension did its best Alien chest burster impression.

This is from WRC Rally Argentina over the past weekend. Here’s another angle.

The driver is Andreas Mikkelsen (from Norway!!), driving for VW.


Here’s what it looked like as Mikkelsen attempted a roadside repair. The strut tower top looks like a cute hat.

There were some serious thunderstorms before the rally, making the event as rough as it has been in a decade. Whoops!


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