Watch the fastest vehicle towing a trailer… in the world image

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