One of the most incredible vehicles on display at the upcoming Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo will be Rick Kopp’s PYRO Jet Truck.
Recently acquired by the Burlington, Ontario-based drag racer, PYRO has recorded a top speed of 306 MPH thanks to its 12,000 HP turbojet engine and flaming afterburner. PYRO burns 60 gallons of fuel every time it goes down the track!
With a cab based on a 1981 International Transtar 4300 truck, PYRO generates 6,000 pounds of thrust. Its huge flame-throwing exhaust stacks – powered by propane and nitrogen propelled diesel – put on quite a show. Add in a ‘train horn’ and LED lighting, and PYRO is a truly impressive display of sights and sounds.
PYRO and Kopp will be at Motorama in advance of a planned country-wide tour of Canada, in 2015.
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