I just couldn’t resist sharing this really amazing video of the worlds fastest truck. It gets its power from not one, not two but three jet engines that give it a high speed of 375 mph. It’s a fantastic piece of machinery and I have great respect for the man who built the first Shockwave, Les Shockley in 1984 as well as the father and son team (Darnells) who rebuilt it in 2012. Great Job!
Shockwave Jet Engine Truck Goes on Tour
Mr Darnell’s son Chris, 31, who also drives Shockwave and took his first ride aged just seven, said: ‘The added afterburners double the horsepower and thrust, so Shockwave literally has six times the power of the jet aeroplane these engines came in.
‘On acceleration, the driver experiences about 6G. We then stop this beast using two 16in ring slot military parachutes, which produce an impact of up to negative 9G. It is some ride.’