Europeans love their truck racing and it is a good thing too. Because without them pushing the boundaries of what is possible with these large trucks, we couldn’t bring you cool videos like this.
Check out Becx TDS Racing and their 1,100 HP MAN TGS 18.1100 race truck. The Rennsport engine MAN D2676 is a 12.4 liter (757 ci) is producing roughly 3,690 ft-lbs of torque spinning at 2,800 rpms. That is just mind blowing torque for that much horsepower. Just last week Randy Strey laid down 1150 horsepower and barely maxed out a 2,000 ft-lbs dyno. This thing would max that dyno out before it even got started. You have to love displacement!
Behind the engine is a race prepped ZF16S221 gear box with Sachs single race/sinter clutch. The power is sent back to the rear end which just roasts the special racing slicks that are 315/70R22.5’s. For brakes, they are actually running water cooled disc brakes all the way around.
0 to 60 times are less than 5 seconds and 0 to 100, wait for it… yep less than 6 seconds. This truck is just crazy especially when you consider that the truck weighs 13,200 plus pounds. According to the Becx TDS Racing website, the truck took 7500 hours of “passionate” construction time to build.
Taking up a bunch of that time is the custom ram air bumper, front fender flairs and the entire rear bed. All made out of reinforced carbon fiber. Helping to keep the truck as stable as possible when they throw it around the corners, they opted for 3-way electronically adjustable shocks all around and the suspension has been tuned by AST Suspensions.
Looking at the video above, this truck seems to be extremely predictable for the driver and it handles the corners extremely well. Very little body roll which it pretty crazy when you think about how high that cab is.