Truck YeahThe trucks are good!

Mike Ryan, The semi-truck stunt driving maniac who rocked Gymkhana and Pikes Peak in a 1,200 horsepower Freightliner, has taken it upon himself to put on a hooning clinic in one of those 200 ton dump trucks with tires twice your height.

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It's a little hard to tell through all the funky filters and strobe lights, but the truck you're watching is a CAT 789. Ryan says it's 200,000 pounds empty, makes "well over 2,000 horsepower" and can carry a gross weight of over half a million pounds.

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Illustration for article titled Somebody Seriously Drifted One Of Those 200 Ton Mining Dump Trucks

The stunt went down in Chavies, Kentucky where a coal mining company was able to provide the truck.

I can't imagine how the producers of this commercial talked the owner of a BMW M1 into lending them his car for a few fate-temping frames. The Corvette isn't exactly throw-away material either, and even a replica Cobra is pretty precious to leave in the path of tires that are 13' tall.

Illustration for article titled Somebody Seriously Drifted One Of Those 200 Ton Mining Dump Trucks
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Spoiler alert: the purpose of the exercise is to drive home a metaphor for a cloud computing/data company. Their customers can have "size" and "agility." Get it?

Images: Mike Ryan Motorsports

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