That is right, the bucket of bolts that barely looks like it can run up a hill but actually runs 10’s on a drag strip is back! And this time it’s against a Lamborghini Huracan. Farm Truck and AZN have been hard at work to improve the truck for more drag strip domination. They will need it too because Street Outlaws is being renewed for season 8 this year and there is no doubt that the competition will be fierce. The Farm Truck is practically a legend to most modern-gearheads, and while it hasn’t come easy, they’ve certainly been able to impress us with some crazy wins on the asphalt. Think they have what it takes to keep a spot on the Top 10 list? Fortunately, it will not be long before we all find out!
The King of Street-Racing Sleepers
For those of you who do not know, here is a bit of a history lesson on the Farm Truck. The premise came from the owner, Sean Whitley. As a kid, his father had taken a racing motor and dropped it into their 1956 Ford pickup to take it racing. Although there were hiccups, the Ford was indisputably fast and between that and flagging drag races down Route 66 he was hooked on racing. His companion Jeff Bonnett (who goes by the nickname AZN) joined up with Sean and helps wrench on the cars and talk a big game before races.
Enter Farm Truck. Sean picked up the 1970 Chevrolet C-10 pickup after reading a local Auto Trader magazine advertisement that claimed “Very fast truck for sale.” The decrepit looks every bit the part of a vehicle that is not fast. Rusted body panels, large dents, and even a semi-truck horn all add to this truck’s poor image. But what the camper top, mud flaps, and dilapidated body really hide is a monstrous big block motor that has enough nitrous oxide hooked up to it to last a dentist for a decade.
Farm Truck Makes It Big
The Farm Truck first appeared on the 2009 SPEED television show Pinks All Out. It was there that it took down a 1968 Plymouth Road Runner and first made a name for itself. At the last Pinks All Out event you may remember that it threw down a 10.53 quarter-mile time at 125.56 miles per hour – now that is moving. That was quite a few years ago, and for the past several years, he’s been raking in the love from fans across the country in America’s hit show, Street Outlaws. Discovery Channel did decide to renew with a season 8 of Street Outlaws. So what are they planning for this season and what have we seen from them? Let’s find out.
Farm Truck Goes Bigger!
Two years ago Farm Truck was dusting competitors with a 502 cubic inch big block motor and a 2 stage nitrous system. With the new season of Street Outlaws approaching though it is time to get serious about upgrades since most rivals know about Farm Truck’s past.
To level the playing field, Sean and AZN, have bolted in an all new 632 cubic inch Chevy motor to Farmtruck and added even more nitrous. Although neither one will reveal all of the modifications, they have done it is easy to see from pictures that there has been some serious work. What we do know is that power from that 632 Chevy big block is sent to a 9-inch rear end and out to the rear wheels through a 4L80E transmission. Coupled to that is a 2 stage Nitrous Express Kit from Nitrous Express and a Black Widow exhaust system. To help handle all of that power they have upgraded the suspension to use longer trailing arms.
Talking A Big Game
So they have done a lot of modifications but what does that translate into regarding times? Well as we said neither one are willing to reveal any numbers, but we have an idea. AZN recently was on Reddit for an Ask Me Anything session. There he showed that from the motor alone they were putting down around 1,000 horsepower! Even crazier than that is that he said while on the “giggle gas” (nitrous) that they saw numbers as high as 1,500 horsepower! That is a lot of ponies, and they never run without the gas. So, what kind of times do you think we will see from the boys in Season 8 of Street Outlaws? Date yet to be released. Once Discovery Channel puts it on their schedule. We’ll be sure to let you know.
Farm Truck Embarrasses Lamborghini Huracan
YouTube is absolutely the best for scoping out the competition because everyone has a camera. We were recently submitted a video of a 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder going up against Farm Truck. Spoiler-alert, Farm Truck wins by a landslide, but the Lambo is not a pokey pig. Car and Driver recently did a test on the Huracan Spyder and with its intelligent all-wheel drive system the Huracan sprints to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds. With over 602 horsepower the Lambo completes the quarter mile time in a brisk 10.6 seconds – very fast.
From that video, we would estimate that with the new modifications, and a good launch, Sean was able to take Farm Truck from the 10.53 they were running a few years ago down to the 10-second mark. Who knows, maybe even into the high 9-second area!
But, Will It Be Enough
Coming into the eighth season of Street Outlaws there is a lot of information going around about what people are going to be running. Many of these competitors have already gone up against each other several times, so they know what to expect. Plus, Sean and AZN are not the only ones showing up with new mods.
Ultimately, we love Farm Truck’s kooky styling and super-sleeper status. With these modifications, it seems to be consistently putting down times at neck-snapping speeds. We look forward to this new season of Street Outlaws and more hilarious videos of them pulling on unsuspecting supercars!