Meet Filthy, the big rig truck built for doing burnouts.
Burnouts are normally performed by drag racers to warm up their tires prior to racing. They’re also sometimes performed by people who just hate tires and want them all to turn into white, carcinogenic smoke.
One Australian man took that a step further and added plumes of diesel exhaust to the mix to create a toxic cloud that could single-handedly punch a hole in the Earth’s ozone layer while choking to death every insect within several miles.
Michael Lake of Brisbane, Australia called his creation “Filthy,” for what is about to become abundantly obvious reasons.
This thing is designed for two things: to look good and then conceal all that amazing chrome behind a cloud of smoke.
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What started life as a rusted out heap became a personal project for Lake after he quit his career as a truck driver. Instead, he started Truckin’ Stainless, a fabricator business that specializes in custom truck components. His showpiece became Filthy, and it’s since become his most prized possession.
Under the hood is a an absurd 28.0-L Cummins 1710 turbodiesel V12 engine with twin turbochargers and absolutely no regard for emissions regulations anywhere. It produces 900 hp and an astounding 4,000 lb-ft of torque, but Lake mentions in a Barcroft Cars video that it could produce 2,300 hp when given a quad-turbo setup.
Filthy is almost all custom made. It took 7 years and an estimated $50,000 to complete the project, and it shows.
The grille, bumper, and instruments are all made in-house by Truckin’ Stainless, with the bumper even tilting up when confronted with a speed bump. There’s a transbrake so the car can lock its wheels for burnouts and a roll cage in the cockpit in case the transbrake breaks and Filthy gets catapulted to the moon on its own stored torque.
And of course, there are the massive clouds of smoke the thing produces at various car shows around Aussieland.
If you’re lookin’ to own Filthy, you’re likely out of luck. Lake isn’t selling, but you might be able to commission him to make another for the right price.