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A truck that beats Bugatti Veyron top speed: Meet Shockwave

A truck that beats Bugatti Veyron top speed Meet Shockwave (1)

Shockwave, the world’s fastest jet powered truck is capable of reaching speeds of close to 400 mph, that is 643.7 kmph, much faster than Bugatti Veyron’s top speed of 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph). Fitted with three gigantic jet engines, the truck was recently seen in action at a car show in Ontario, Canada.

In a brilliant yellow, the three tonne, 57 Chevy is powered by three Pratt and Whitney J34-48 jet engines also seen on board US Navy training jets. Owned and driven by Neal Darnell, 64,the vehicle is capable of 36,000 horsepower and can race down a quarter of a mile in a matter of 6.5 seconds.

A truck that beats Bugatti Veyron top speed Meet Shockwave (1)Shockwave was built in 1984 by Les Shockley and can easily outrun the Japanese bullet train. It holds 190 gallons of fuel and burns 180 gallons per performance. Now in its 30th year, Shockwave is something to be experienced to be believed. Shockwave is also driven by Darnell’s son Chris, who got his first ride in this mammoth vehicle at the age of 7.

Six times more powerful that the jet engine from where its engines were borrowed, drivers on board Shockwave experience about 6G on acceleration while trying to get this vehicle to stop uses two 16” ring slot military parachutes which produce upto negative 9G. Darnell had purchased this 30 year old truck in 2012 and races it at air shows in US and Canada.




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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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  • Dhiraj Patra

    you people wasting petrol for continue 100 years and we are suffering for our necessity travel due to high price of fuel

    • Tanmaya Mahapatra

      ur point is right but m damn sure these things dont run on petrol

      • Dhiraj Patra

        so diesel the same meaning

        • sagar112

          chill Dhiraj, its not for everyday use, it’s for entertainment 🙂

          PS – its jet fuel

  • Newar Kta

    What is it top speed?

    • sagar112

      mentioned in the first line of this very article 🙂

  • Vs Rohith

    What abt it’s Control?