August 4, 2012

Monster Truck Physics

John Huffman & Aaron Matthews, Car and Driver


AP Photo

Since the moment when Missourian Bob Chandler jacked up his 1975 Ford F-250 and bolted on oversize tires to create Bigfoot, trial and error has refined monster trucks into true racing and freestyle-exhibition machines. Today’s monsters are built around tube-frame chassis and propelled by 1500-hp, alcohol-burning, supercharged V-8s. Their bodies are flimsy fiberglass that may (or may not) suggest a truck, a dog, or a superhero.

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TAGGED: Cars, Physics, Monster Trucks

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