Watch A 2,400 Horsepower Drift Semi Charge Its Way Up Pikes Peak

We've already seen pictures of the Banks Pikes Peak Freightliner, but to see it in action is a patriotic thing of pure joy.

With a supercharger, a turbocharger and methanol coursing through its veins, the Banks Super-Turbo Freightliner puts out 2,400 horsepower and somewhere around 5,000 pound-feet of torque. That's enough to haul itself up a mountain for sure, if not a gazillion pound load as well.


Oh, and in case you don't think this thing can really drift:

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Wow, I was expecting enormous clouds of black smoke coming out of the exhaust but there was barely any.