The T. rex chomped with the bone-crunching force of three cars

Call it the big chomp.

The T. rex was impressive in its might and so was its bite —more than twice as bone-crunching as the bite of its relative, the fearsome crocodile, a Florida State University researcher found.

Without a doubt, much of the Tyrannosaurus rex’s attraction is its reported mammoth size: 40 feet long, up to 20 feet tall, a 5-foot long skull and weighing over 7 tons. But a new study by Gregory Erickson, a professor of biological science at FSU and Paul Gignac, assistant professor of anatomy and vertebrate paleontology at Oklahoma State University, sheds new light on the power of T. rex’s formidable chomp.

Ferocious is one way to describe it.

The study, published Wednesday in Scientific Reports, says the T. rex, or “king of the tyrant lizards” dominated anything in its way with its ability to bite down with “nearly 8,000 pounds of force, which is more than two times greater than the bite force of the largest living crocodiles,” considered to be the strongest bite force creatures of the modern day.

The study also says the dinosaur’s conical teeth “generated an astounding 431,000 pounds per square inch of bone-failing tooth pressures.”