What do you get when you mix 3 Pratt & Whitney J34-48 jet engines in a ’85 Peterbilt?
You get a 36,000 horsepower truck named ‘Shockwave’. Created by Neal Darnell, it’s capable of running a quarter mile in 6.63 seconds. Safe to say this is the fastest truck you’ve ever seen.
Actually, it’s the fastest the truck that anyone has ever seen. Guinness Book of World Records lists the Shockwave as the fastest full size truck at 376mph.
The Shockwave consume 400 gallons of diesel fuel per mile, so throw fuel efficiency out the window if you’re in the market for one.
To give you an idea of the power behind this beast, Neal explains:
“On acceleration, the driver experiences about 6G. We then stop this beast using two 16-inch ring slot military parachutes, which produce an impact of up to negative 9G. It is some ride.”
After 30 years, the truck was updated with a new body to give it a modern look, which you can see in the video below.