If we asked you to name the fastest Chevrolet on the planet, many of you would probably answer a high-powered Corvette or Camaro. Those answers would inevitably be incorrect. Actually, we didn’t get it, either; at least until we found out about this replica Chevrolet S10 owned by Neal Darnell of Springfield, Missouri.

The story behind this truck and the kind of power it has under its hood is a picture of human creativity and the lengths people will go to make an impression on history. You see, when Darnell purchased the Chevy truck, it already came with a Pratt & Whitney jet engine that produced a staggering 12,000 horsepower.

Taking from his purchase, Darnell went out and sought some high-level training on how to tame his gargantuan beast while also receiving all the needed requirements - i.e. licenses from the NHRA and the IHRA Drag Racing - in order to have his truck be eligible for competition.

Darnell even named his baby the ’Flash Fire Jet Truck’, which pretty much surmises what kind of monster this truck is. And with a name like that comes eye-popping performance figures that justify its billing: 0-60 mph in just 1.5 seconds, an ’average’ speed of 350 mph, and a top speed of 375 mph.

Lord knows how Neal Darnell can withstand driving a car with this many horses under its hood. But for spectators like us, watching a truck emit insane amounts of flames from its rear end is like watching a rocket blast off into the horizon.


Source: USA Today

Kirby Garlitos
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  (256) posted on 12.13.2011

Yeah! It really looks like a rocket! However, I must say that I truly admire this one. It’s so unique on its platform, and I love the fact that it has an impressive speed performance.

  (306) posted on 10.27.2011

Seriously, did they really had the plan to put this one on the market? Well, it was just quite confusing, but anyway, I must say that I love its artistic body paint and design.

  (317) posted on 09.29.2011

Weird! It looks like a rocket, but it isn’t that so dangerous? I noticed that it had a cool design. I just wonder if they put this one in production.

  (762) posted on 09.20.2011

Wow! The speed of this car is like a jet plane. The horse power is 12,000. Very great speed of car. I want to watch it in video? This kind of car has a video performance?

  (530) posted on 09.13.2011

A whopping 12,000 horsepower is a blast! Never imagined how would you feel inside a car on the at full speed. A jet speed engine would be definitely a great idea to consider in the next car models.

  (459) posted on 09.6.2011

Believe it or not, the deliver power output of this vehicle is 12,000 hp and its not a typographical error. I have double checked this fact. Jet engine really is impressive. I wonder if this has the same output with the NOx?

  (453) posted on 09.6.2011

I don’t think that it will be legal to drive this jet engine powered vehicle. The deliver power output really is awesome. And I would say that this its deliver power output is better that than the Ultima Aero.

  (528) posted on 08.9.2011

Absurd! I wonder how the car could handle that kind of speed. I also think that it is just an error. Look at the mph of the car. It delivers 375 mph so more probably it will come up with 1000+ HP!

  (7) posted on 08.8.2011

Do you honestly think the SSC Ultimate Aero has more power than a jet engine? There was no error. Use your brain a little.

amillet  (45) posted on 08.8.2011

There was no typographical error, folks. This truck is powered by a jet engine with twelve thousand horsepower.

amillet  (32) posted on 08.8.2011

12,000 HP!!!dude u gotta b kiddin it should be 1200 HP not 12000,anyways never thought that the truck could b the fastest chevy.... :P

amillet  (630) posted on 08.8.2011

By simply looking with the car, you will barely notice that it has the power ability. Having a 12000 HP is insane, I doubt if it is really true. I think it is a typographical error. It should be 1200 HP. HAHA! Rocket speed!

amillet  (530) posted on 08.8.2011

No doubt that this is the most powerful vehicle that was made in the history of Chevrolet. It’s just too bad that the flaming exhaust is kind of dangerous and probably it will be prohibited in the public road. BTW, I think the jet bus is more powerful than this.

amillet  (474) posted on 08.8.2011

Oh! I just remember the school fire-shooting school bus that was featured in the IndyBoys website. Similar with this car, it also has a flaming exhaust but the bus packed with a whooping 42,000 horsepower! Anyway, the record performance of the Chevrolet S10 is very impressive!

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