Luca Burdin of Venice, Italy is a big fan of American trucks—so big a fan that he builds these incredible working miniatures. Here’s the most awesome 18-wheeler you’ll see today.
Bordin built his incredible quarter-scale Peterbilt in over 2,000 hours, but over the span of a mere nine months—clearly, a man on a mission. At 16 feet long and 3 feet tall, the complete rig tips the scales at just over 550 lbs., 400 lbs. for the tractor alone. The long-nose Peterbilt cab was crafted from wood, fiberglass, and steel tubing, with authentic details including California license plates.
The full suite of radio-controlled audio-visual effects include full-size truck horns powered by an on-board air compressor, and a fog machine that pumps simulated exhaust smoke through the twin stacks. Diesel sounds are supplied by a big-amp audio system and speaker array. However, the actual propulsion is supplied by a 36-volt, 750-watt electric motor. To learn more about the incredible miniature Peterbilt 359, visit the truck’s dedicated website.
Now watch this.