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Watch 200 Tons of Heavy Metal Drift Gymkhana Style

2,000-hp mining truck belies its size as it drifts around expensive sports cars.

Believe it or not, this isn’t the first 2,000-horsepower truck we’ve seen drifting. Last year, a super semi-trucki took part in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, but this 2,000-hp beast looks like it has no earthly reason to be on a Gymkhana course. The heavy-haul dump truck built for mining weighs 200 tons, yet data protection firm EMC thought drifting the Caterpillar 789 – powered by a 78-liter V16 diesel engine – around a slalom course would be a great way to promote its services.

Using sports cars such as a classic Corvette, Shelby Cobra and BMW M1, a fish tank, and some data servers as obstacles, stunt driver Mike Ryan was tasked with sliding the dump truck around the concrete course without breaking anything. An impressive feat, even for someone as talented as Ryan.

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