Humans love breaking records, especially speed records. But how many of you thought about breaking the land speed record for vehicles towing trailers?
We have to admit that a truck pulling a trailer as fast as possible is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about land speed records.
However, a bunch of guys at Diesel Power have been thinking about this for a long time and eventually they did it: they set the world record for the fastest vehicle towing a trailer. Amazingly, there was a previous record, set by a guy in South Africa which towed a caravan with a tuned Mercedes sedan at a speed of 138.11 mph (222 km/h).
In order to break the existing world record, the Diesel Power team took a first-generation GMC Sierra 2500 HD and tuned it to deliver over 1,000 horsepower via a two-stage nitrous set up. The guys upgraded the trailer as well, replacing the standard wheels and tires with a pair of V-rated radials that could sustain high speeds.
Having done that, they went to El Mirage dry lake bed, where they attempted to break the record. They managed a top speed of 141.998 mph (228.5 km/h) and became record holders. Watch the video below to witness one of the craziest land speed record attempts.
Via GM Authority