Shockwave is a 1957 Peterbilt semi powered by three jet engines, giving it a total horsepower of 36,000hp. Allow me to reiterate that number: 36.000hp!
It does a 1/4 mile in 6.5sec, goes from 0 to 300MPH in 11 seconds, and achieves a top speed of 376mph. Yes, 376MPH. That makes it the world’s fastest truck by a pretty large margin. If you think its top speed is insane, wait until you hear about forces at work while driving this badass machine.
“The acceleration starts off at about 4G’s, and then you get up to about 6G’s”, says Neil Darnell, the driver and owner of Shockwave. When double drag parachutes open, a 9G’s egative in a second. If you, by any chance, wonder what that feels like, Mr Darnell summed it up for you:
“It’s an awesome experience, everybody should get to do it”.
Ok, so where do I sign up?
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