Massive Diesel Truck’s Epic Burn Out

Thankfully, this massive diesel truck has a transmission that allows it to lock sets of differentials. That keeps the back two wheels stationary while the middles are revving up. It also means that this diesel truck can produce a huge volume of thick, black smoke – the likes of which even a Chevy Silverado with a 6.7L Cummins engine would be jealous about. From the looks of this truck, it’s likely a MAN truck or similar – that’s a line of European diesel trucks that usually have three or more axles.

One of the biggest differences you’ll notice between European tractor trailers and American versions is the distinctly different cab design. European models tend to be more compact. But thankfully, when it comes to engines – European diesel can hold on like the rest of them. For instance, if we take a look at the MAN D2676 diesel engine, it’s got optimally close to 480 HP. When compared to something like a 6.7L Cummins diesel, that may not be something incredible – but it’s the fact that Europeans LOVE to turbo-charge their diesels. And suddenly, a normally low HP diesel engine becomes a 480 HP beast!

European Transmissions Are Where It’s At

The one place where the Europeans almost have us schooled is in gearbox efficiency. When we get right down to it, the MAN TGS has 16 gears and a complex servo shift system which means their drivers have a shorter shifting distance. It also lets the driver decide what level of sensitive traction is preferred – could it be optimum traction for extremely slippery and wet roads or perhaps it’s times you’re looking to impress onlookers with a mean burnout?


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Well, there’s permanent and selective switching for all-wheel drive. You’re good to go – head out into the mud, the swamp, or the rocks – the MAN TGS is ready for y