If you are asked to name the fastest Chevrolet in the world, you would most likely respond with a high-powered Corvette or Camaro. Unfortunately, these are incorrect responses. But, don’t worry, nobody knew until we discovered Neal Darnell’s duplicate Chevrolet S10 in Springfield, Missouri.
These monstrous jet-powered trucks are known to be the world’s fastest vehicles, exceeding speeds of 350 mph (563 km/h) and can even beat jets. If you’re having trouble understanding it, take a look at the video below.
The narrative behind this vehicle and the amount of power it possesses under its hood reflects human imagination and the extent people would go to leave a mark. Darnell is a racing enthusiast and planned to come back to motorsports after becoming dissatisfied with his real-estate company. He was interested in jet engines and was curious how a military-grade jet engine would perform when mounted on a Chevy. This gave birth to the world’s fastest jet-powered Chevy truck.
Darnell named his truck the ‘Flash Fire Jet,’ which pretty much sums up the truck’s powers. With a 12,000 horsepower engine, this fiery jet truck can easily manage speeds of 350 mph (563 km/h) and even set an AirShow speed record of 375 mph (603 km/h) at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.
Chris, Neal’s son, updated the jet truck and installed three J34-48 Pratt & Whitney Jet Engines from a US Navy plane, giving it a total horsepower of 36,000.
Shockwave achieved the record for the fastest Semi-Truck at 376 mph (605 km/h) thanks to the engines’ 21,000 pounds of thrust (9,525 kg). This version of the jet truck, piloted by Chris, may jar your senses with the noise and heat that its heated engines produce. It creates a spectacular scene, especially in the evenings.
Darnell also makes the AfterShock one of the fastest fire engines on the market. Thanks to the dual Rolls-Royce Bristol Viper Jet Engines, the 1940 Ford Fire Truck has been given a new lease on life.
The Chevy Fire Truck, with a total horsepower of 24,000, has only one issue. As it tries to achieve 407 mph (655 km/h), it leaves a trail of flames behind it, and it should only be used on race tracks.
God knows how Neal Darnell manages to drive a car with such immense power. For onlookers like us, though, seeing a truck spew massive amounts of flames from its back end is like seeing a rocket launch into the sky.