A big rig on The Effect? Well hold your horses good buddies; we always said we don't always tread the same ol' path some of the other web establishments do. We can guess that some people's perception of articulated trucks, lorries whatever you wanna call them resides somewhere between Kris Kristofferson utopia and Dennis Weaver nightmare, with no doubt a lot of chrome and a bucketload of sidelights in between But allow us to change your thinking just a little; here's a 2002 Peterbilt 379 given a hot rod-style makover, and to us it looks as mean as hell.
Built as a promotional tool by Denver-based Outlaw Customs for Training Day, a sports nutrition company, they have purposely steered clear of the usual truck bling in favour of something entirely more stealthy; custom body parts have been fitted along with a host of other custom touches, topped with a monotone paint job and blacked-out chrome. The interior had also had a custom makeover and definitely looks the sort of place you could make a long journey in. Running gear appears to be unchanged, but seeing as the 379 boasts a Cummins ISX as standard, an 11.9 litre, straight-six turbodiesel producing some 600bhp and a torque curve which is more of a vertical line, there appears to be little to improve anyway.
Form a convoy to here for more info. And no, it doesn't turn into Optimus Prime...
|With fifth wheel coupling|