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23 April 2019

The fastest car in the world is for sale, and it's a Chevy S10

By Iain KellyIain Kelly
  • Who needs a truck capable of over 380km/h? (image credit: Bangshift) Who needs a truck capable of over 380km/h? (image credit: Bangshift)
  • You think a 10.2-litre V8 would be enough, but no! It needs two turbos as well. (image credit: Bangshift) You think a 10.2-litre V8 would be enough, but no! It needs two turbos as well. (image credit: Bangshift)

If you wanted something you could drive to the track, slay any supercar, and drive home, then you need to get in touch with a bloke called Larry from Missouri. He’s selling his Chevrolet S10 pick-up truck, which is capable of all of this, having run many five-second quarter-mile (400m) times at over 380km/h.

But while it is a purpose-built car designed to run fast at the drag strip, it has been done in a way that's street legal in many US states. The owner and builder is Larry Larson, who has won Hot Rod’s Drag Week event – the 24 Hours of Le Mans for street-registered drag cars – five consecutive times in his Chevy Nova, a record nobody else has come close to equalling.

The S10 was built to supersede the Nova and has run deep into the five-second bracket thanks to a 2237kW (3000hp) twin-turbocharged 10.2-litre V8, with the original chassis and frame replaced by a hand-built item designed to run over 400km/h.

While it won’t scare a Koenigsegg or Pagani around corners, this is a car carrying licence tags that has won an NHRA National-level Sportsman class round against race-only drag weaponry, built by the guy who has won five Hot Rod Drag Week competitions which is more than anyone else.

And for far less than the Euro supercar!

Is this the craziest ute in the world? Let us know in the comments.