WTF Friday: Take that Physics!

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Normally I have my WTF Friday topic picked out pretty early in the week and find myself biting my tongue all week long. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to share it with more people, it was actually hard for me to not just throw it up on my facebook and msn it to my friends. I like things that shouldn’t be and the Scania R99 probably shouldn’t be.

Admittedly I do not know a lot about big rigs, I have a few friends that work on them and tell me stories of drivers with the floors cut out so they can poop when the drive, but other than that my knowledge is quite sparse so if this truck is actually unimpressive for those of you who do know a lot about big rigs I apologize.

Practicality aside the Scania R99 really stood out to me since it was a convertible big rig and it does doughnuts. When I saw the video of this truck throwing itself in circles I imagined physics as a little nerd and the Scania R99 as a jock slapping it in the face for questioning its ability to do whatever the hell it wants.

Most information I found on this truck was in dutch so extracting information on it was a little tough but from what I can tell The Scania R99 convertible is powered by a turbo 16 liter v8 and makes about 1000hp (which actually seems pretty low) and scoots to 60mph in 5 seconds. While this truck may not be the prettiest thing you have ever seen this is pretty cool.

The R99 pre rear fenders, I wish I could find info on the suspension setup it interests me
The R99 pre rear fenders, I wish I could find info on the suspension setup it interests me
I have to wonder what happens in when it rains....
I have to wonder what happens in when it rains....
The bumper to ground clearance is pretty minimal but the wheel gap damn!
The bumper to ground clearance is pretty minimal but the wheel gap damn!
The R99 with the rear fenders and mean looking exhaust system installed
The R99 with the rear fenders and mean looking exhaust system installed

Site Updates

Stephanie’s feature really out did everything else on the blog this week which I was really happy to see and I’ve lined up another female featured ride for the near future as well.

My stickers have also finally arrived! I am rocking the first set right now (in pink!) and I plan to take some photos of them this weekend for anyone interested in supporting. This first batch is free and I have a few ideas for some creative ones to put out over the winter.

As the blog/site/procrastination tool of mine gains more exposure I have realized I need to continue to improve my online voice and proof reading skills as well so bear with me, contrary to home some posts read English is actually my first (and only) language and I will stop making silly typos soon enough.

Or I will just hire an editor.

Have a good weekend!

6 COMMENTS

  1. I really wish I didn’t read the part about shitting while drivng! If I ever got that on my windsheild while driving I think I’d seriously kill someone.

    I’m kinda feeling the truck though. Oh and set me up with some stickers. There’s a Saab and a Mini waiting for them (the mini is the only one that deserves the sticker though!)

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