• 1320 Video Features Brutal Diesel Truck Dragster: Video

A diesel that will knock your socks off, guaranteed!

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Now, let’s all take a short break from being eco-conscious and just enjoy the sight of this ludicrous 1937 Chevrolet pick-up truck which is one of the fastest diesel-powered trucks in the world. And yes, it has 3,000 pound-feet of torque.

If you drive a Honda Civic or a Chevrolet Volt you’re surely not going to enjoy the huge puffs of black, coal-like, smoke coming from this old school pick up known as ’The Outcast.’ Built by Tony Rizzi, this thing has upwards of 2,300-horsepower, and it revs all the way to 7,500 rpm. A diesel that revs to 7,500 rpm. Let that sink in.

Insane is an understatement

In the world of drag racing, there are many monsters and demons and this flat black pick up truck, loosely based on a ’37 Chevy, is one of the meanest of the lot. It was built by Tony Rizzi and is powered by a 5.9-liter Duramax short stroke engine built by Wagler featuring a single turbocharger from Precision ProMod.

The engine is fed via an S&S Diesel Motorsports fuel injection system, with a Moss standalone ECU.

The power is sent to the wheels through an automatic 3-speed transmission from Rossler to a Mark Williams ProGear rear end.

The whole thing, with a full roll-cage inside, weighs in at over 2,300 pounds. It still produces just as much horsepower with Rizzi claiming he can push it to 2,400-horsepower and over 3,000 pound-feet of torque. It makes for incredible reading, but seeing it all unfold and hearing that beast of a machine is something else. Imagine standing near that Earth-pounder!

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Michael Fira
Michael Fira
Associate Editor and Motorsport Expert - fira@topspeed.com
Mihai Fira started out writing about long-distance racing like the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. As the years went by, his area of interest grew wider and wider and he ever branched beyond the usual confines of an automotive writer. However, his heart is still close to anything car-related and he's most at home retelling the story of some long-since-forgotten moment from the history of auto racing. He'll also take time to explain why the cars of the '60s and '70s are more fascinating than anything on the road today.  Read full bio
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