Driving a real-life Tonka toy
The Bell B50D is one of the biggest dumper trucks in the world. Honestly, it’s huge. Matthew Jones takes to the wheel...
Posted: 04 Sep 2012
Then there's the engine. It uses a 16.0-litre Mercedes V8 that produces 1770 lb ft of torque. Or 25 VW Ups. With sufficient malice and a few tubes of KY, you could fit an average-sized cat into each of the cylinder bores. Top speed is a tad over 30mph, but despite its massive heft you'll reach terminal velocity in around 5 seconds.