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Perfect Machine For A Hillclimb? A Semi Truck!

You read that correctly. I know what you’re thinking. There are many things you take up a classic Hillclimb course, mostly small, nimble sportscars.  Why? because traditional Hillclimb circuits tend to be narrow, twisty, and unforgiving to big lumbering vehicles. With that said one of the last things you’d ever expect to see go up a Hillclimb is a Semi Truck. But that is EXACTLY what you are going to see in this video. To be fair it is a “Racing” Truck however ludicrous that sounds and they’ve been racing the bastards for years. This particular truck has 1400 Horsepower and 5800 Nm of Torque (4277 ft-lb). By all accounts these things are absolute beasts that are in a never ending battle with the laws of physics. Thing is, as you will see below, they usually win. Oh and one more point, it drifts, so you got that to look forward to as well.

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About Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.

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