Thor24 raises the bar for 'Murica

Jonathon Ramsey
Thor24 raises the bar for 'Murica

Today, that sight is Thor24, which is what would result if Optimus Prime had starred in "The Joker" instead of Joaquin Phoenix. The backstory is summed up as property developer Mike Harrah getting one of those "Because I can" ideas that started with a 1979 Peterbilt 359, and soon involved an engine that would come to be nicknamed "Big Mike." As Automobile explains, that engine is actually two 12-cylinder Detroit Diesel 12V71 two-stroke engines joined nose-to-nose, with a combined displacement of 1,704 cubic inches or 27.9 liters, and more than 3,400 horsepower. The custom aluminum intake supports eight BDS 871 superchargers that feed compressed air to four more 871 superchargers housed between the cylinder banks.