This 5.4 tonne truck is jumping through the cars like a butterflyMay 15, 2019
It is reported that in the framework of the next racing championship “Monster Jam” a new record was set – the truck was able to jump over other similar cars. In total, he managed to overcome a distance of 43.9 meters.
Monster Jam, possibly the most popular motor sport in the world, again hit the headlines. Last Saturday, Colton Eichelberger, the pilot of one of the monster trucks, who took part in the World Championship finals, set a new record for the longest jump, flying over seven other trucks.
The previous record was set in 2016 by Eichelberger’s father, Tom Meenz, who is the 12-time world champion in racing Monster Jam.
As shown in the video above, the young driver needed a little acceleration and the right approach to get his truck weighing 5,443 kilograms to fly like a paper airplane – this is what the guys from The Drive describe the jump.
All cars that take part in this competition are equipped with 8.8-liter V8 engines with supercharging, whose power ranges from 1,300 to 1,500 horsepower. There is also a diesel truck Brodozer, which is equipped with a equally powerful V8. Rockwell F106 stocky axles transfer engine power to all four wheels using a rear differential lock and an electric power steering system.
Last but not least, the tires allow these monsters to do tricks similar to the front flips. The cars drive 66-inch tires made by Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT). They are mounted on a set of 34-inch 25-inch steel wheels.
Not so long ago, we wrote that cars from the show Fast & Furious Live are sent to the auction.
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