Thor24 is a custom version Peterbilt crew cab tractor built by Hospitality and Real Estate tycoon Mike Harrah, equipped with two V12 Detroit Diesel engines with 12 superchargers that put out a combined 3,974 HP.
Harrah told American Trucker that he was motivated by racing legend Tommy Ivo’s four-engine “Showboat” dragster from the 1960s.
Thor24 transports the power to the wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and can reach a top speed of 130 mph. Four drag racing parachutes are set up on the rear bumper to help slow the 30,000-pound monster down from such speeds.
The by some means street-legal truck’s interior has an appropriately powerful 1500-watt sound system and big screen TV that work off of a helicopter’s turbine auxiliary power unit along with the truck’s decorative lights.
The one-of-a-kind monster truck took Harrah seven years and $7 million to build, but he just made a nice profit on it when he offered it for sale at the Worldwide Auctioneers event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where it got a high bid of $12 million from an unidentified buyer.Auto News, Blog