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  • Oct 31st 2012 at 11:57AM
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There are more land speed record categories than we care to count, but the minds at Diesel Power recently tackled one of the more interesting and obscure titles in the realm: the record for the fastest vehicle towing a trailer. That meant the team would need to exceed the 139.11 mph barrier set by the previous record holder. To do that, they whipped up a GMC 2500 HD with over 1,000 horsepower and a two-stage nitrous set up. The trailer itself also required a bit of tweaking, and the crew ditched the standard wheel and tire combination for some V-rated rubber.

Of course, it goes without saying that you should never exceed the posted speed limit, especially when towing a load behind your vehicle. Diesel Power took to the sands of the El Mirage dry lake bed for this stunt, complete with plenty of emergency personnel on hand. The result was 141.998 mph through the traps, which was good enough to take the title. Check out the video below to see the insanity for yourself.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      I love how ridiculously pointless yet awesome this is.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Agreed. Kind of like belt sander races or lawn mower races, I find myself shaking my head in disbelief while smiling and thinking "I've got to try this."
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have had mobile home toters go past me at speeds like that. Here in Florida it's the official hurricane test.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Probably be an interesting ride inside of that trailer.
      Robert Ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      The previous record , 139mph was set in South Africa with a production , not modified Mercedes sedan towing a similarly sized Caravan(Travel Trailer)
      • 2 Years Ago
      The definition of "trailer" is a bit ambiguous- you could hook a seadoo to a 'Vette and zip past their 142mph easily. If you say Camper, then I would think there are still beter choices- the Europeans have some cool aerodynamic ones.
      • 2 Years Ago
      who cares?
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ought to try it with an 18 Wheeler on the interstate with Geogria Overdrive.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would totally camp the s**t out of that thing!
      • 2 Years Ago
      A GMC pick-up with a diesel going 142 MPH towing a trailer is pretty close to normal in Orlando.
      • 2 Years Ago
      and proved what
      • 2 Years Ago
      Diesel Power sets land speed towing record at 141.998 mph...And this is important...why?
        • 2 Years Ago
        More interesting than Obama's pathetic re-election attempt.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Good thing they were doing it in the desert because the fumes would have asphyxiated most oxygen breathing animals in a radius of a mile or more...
      Aaron Clark
      • 2 Years Ago
      Watch a Ford Escort Cosworth do this.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KlioyxU6LM And more of the Ford Escort if you're interested http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NahunHNY4VM&feature=related
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