I really doubt it, but it may be possible. The incident you mentioned involved dyno testing. When an engine is subjected to dyno testing, whether engine or chassis, it is one of the few times when it actually develops it's maximum horsepower, in practical use even racing, the engine is not restrained. On a dyno it's like a dog tugging on a chain, that/s tied to a post, nothing gives. I think this is why you saw the turbo glowing red, it probably wasn't the only piece turning red either.