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BIGFOOT goes electric with a 350 hp motor powered by 30 car batteries

A "green" car-stomping, metal-twisting, glass-shattering monster truck may seem like an oxymoron, but it's also a reality. BIGFOOT, one of the most famous monster trucks in the world, has received an all-electric makeover. Bigfoot 4x4, Inc. teamed up with battery manufacturer EnerSys to create the ODYSSEY Battery BIGFOOT No. 20 Monster Truck, which is claimed to be the world's first electric monster truck. We'll just go ahead and call it E-BIGFOOT.  Read More

1300 bhp monster truck fires refrigerators

Modern technology is capable of creating some astounding vehicles, as is evidenced by a behemoth of remarkable proportions that will be one of the attractions at the forthcoming Top Gear Live shows in the U.K. Each 6ft x 4ft wheel/tire combination of the Ford 350 Monster truck weighs in at a quarter of a ton, but that's no problem because its methanol-burning, supercharged 9.5 liter Chevy motor produces 1300 bhp and more than 1000 ft-lb of torque. Economical it is not, delivering a jaw-dropping 50-60 yards per gallon. Completing the over-the-top creation, the truck is fitted with a 600 psi air cannon capable of firing any object up to 650 kg (1,433 lb). Refrigerators go more than 80 yards (73 m), scooters (pictured) go a lot further.  Read More

Podzilla, the 1200 bhp Monster Truck

With arctic conditions bringing the entire United Kingdom to a halt, the staff at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire decided to employ Podzilla, the racetrack's 1200 bhp Monster Truck, to travel the otherwise inaccessible 180 acre grounds. With a fuel consumption of 15 gallons per mile (that's not a misprint), Podzilla isn't exactly practical winter transport, but it is a lot of fun in the snow and the six foot tall tires get traction everywhere.  Read More

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