Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sultan of Semis

Imagine having amassed incredible wealth that allows you to buy virtually anything you want. You will probably need a heavy-duty truck to haul some of the larger toys, e.g. boats, cars, etc. Since you are super rich, why not customize the truck to your every desire? What would you include? Which manufacturer would you use?

The Sultan of Johor (in Southern Malaysia) chose a Mack and built himself quite a truck. A Paul Tan's Automotive News article details the custom-built truck that was revealed at the Brisbane Truck Show in Australia.

Specifically desiring a Mack, Sultan Ibrahim Ismail’s people contacted Mack Trucks of Australia to build the truck. Specs include Primaax RADD-A4P air suspension, a custom 89-inch sleeper, 16.1 L MP10 turbodiesel straight-six and more than 2,300 lb-ft of torque. This is all done through an mDrive 12-speed automated manual transmission at a maximum 685 hp.

That’s just the mechanics. Wait until you hear about the cosmetic touch-ups done by Viking Trucks.

The exterior shows off a custom paint job featuring the Johor flag, the royal crest and the head of a tiger, which is probably in reference to the Johor Darul Ta’zim soccer team, the Tigers. According to Paul Tan, the paint job included three layers of airbrushing, eight layers of pearl paint, and six layers of clear coat. Imagine the man-hours behind the paint job alone.

The interior is just as impressive. Seats are emblazoned with the royal crest. Don’t forget that these are seats fit for a sultan. These sewn-in royal crests didn’t use silk. That’s for merely well-off people. No, these crests included 72,000 stitches with real gold thread. South African leather and suede ensure a comfy ride.

Although the cost of this machine hasn’t been revealed, I’m sure it’s more than my home. And it should be considering I’d rather live in this truck. Two televisions, two iPads, an Xbox and a PlayStation 4 are included in the sleeper. A kitchenette with Harrah timber flooring, stone bench top, and a hidden electric tool panel can also be found.

According to the article, it took 30 people to finish this project, the timber panels taking three months to complete alone. The article also mentions that the Super-Liner will be used to haul the sultan’s cigarette speedboat with the same colors. Or maybe he’ll transport one of the cars in his massive collection that includes:

Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante
Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition
Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin Virage Vantage
Aston Martin Virage Volante
Bentley Turbo S
Bentley Turbo R
Bentley Mulsanne
Bugatti Veyron Bleu Centenaire
Cadillac Escalade EXT
Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe
Cadillac Eldorado Bicentennial Edition
Cadillac Fleetwood
Cadillac Fleetwood Limo
Cadillac de Ville
Cadillac Coupe de Ville
Cadillac de Ville Limo
Cadillac CTS-V
Cadillac XLR-V
Chrysler 300 SRT8
Chrysler 300 Limo
Chrysler Windsor
Chrysler Windsor Convertible
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Dodge Challenger Plum Crazy
Dodge Challenger SRT 8
Dodge Charger SRT 8
Dodge Viper
Dodge Ram 1500
Dodge Ram 5500 Heavy Duty
Dodge Ram SRT 10
Ferrari 512TR
Ferrari 512M
Ferrari 458 Italia
Ferrari 458 Spider Tailor-made
Ferrari 308 GTSi
Ferrari 599 GTO
Ferrari LaFerrari
Ford GT
Ford F-650
Ford Mustang GT
Ford Mustang Mach 1
GMC Sierra Z71
GMC Suburban
GMC Yukon XL
GMC Yukon Denali
GMC Yukon Denali XL
Holden Caprice
Holden Commodore Royal Escort Cars
HSV R8 Tourer
HSV Grange
HSV Maloo R8
Hummer H3
Jaguar XJ220
Lincoln Continental
Lincoln Continental Mark V-Collector Series
Lincoln Town Car Limousine
Lamborghini Aventador
Lamborghini LM002 'Rambo-Lambo'
Lamborghini Espada Series 1
Lamborghini Jalpa
Lamborghini Murcielago
Lexus LFA
Mercedes FAB Design AM-1000
Mercedes-Benz SL500
Mercedes-Benz SL600
Mercedes-Benz 300TE-24
Mercedes-Benz SL73 AMG
Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
MG TC Superchager
McLaren P1
Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman
Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet
Nissan GT-R
Pagani Zonda S
Pagani Huayra
Rolls-Royce Phantom
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé
Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection
Rolls-Royce Phantom V
Rolls-Royce Ghost
Rolls-Royce Wraith
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection
Rolls-Royce Celestial
Shelby Mustang
Shelby Mustang GT 500
Shelby Mustang GT 500 Super Snake
Shelby Mustang GT 500 'Eleanor' Mustang
Shelby Mustang 1000
Tesla Roadster

If you had all the money in the world, how would you build your truck?