July 20, 2005
World’s fastest truck
The truck billed as the world’s fastest, meanest, toughest tyre-torturing machine is now officially the world’s fastest truck thanks to a record breaking exhibition run at the Queensland International Air Show. The Bandag Bullet smashed the world record for a one kilometre run and potentially set eight world records on the way. The eight tonne Kenworth T400-based Bandag Bullet ran a standing start kilometre in 18.6 seconds with a terminal speed of over 300km/h. How does it go so fast? It’s two twin-turbo, nitrous oxide injected V8 diesel engines with a total capacity of 24 litres (1500 cubic inches), which produce 1100bhp and 5600 ft/lb of torque each.