It costs £2m, carries 363 tonnes, and you can read about it in <i>Autocar</i> this week
22 December 2006

This week, Autocar brings you 14.5 metres, 229 tonnes and 3539bhp of unstoppable mining power in the shape of the gigantic Liebherr T282B - the biggest working truck in the world, and the subject of our Christmas road test. Autocar's festive road test is traditionally a bit of a departure from the norm; in previous years its stars have been Concorde, Eurostar and HMS Ark Royal. This year, intrepid deputy road test ed Matt Prior and photographer Mitch Peshavria travelled to Nevada, USA, to bring you the Autocar verdict on the daddy of all commercial vehicles.

"The Liebherr T282B is wide enough to occupy both lanes, the central reservation and part of the verge on a typical British dual carriageway," Prior said, "all of which would crumble beneath its wheels. If you were to drive it, there may just be room to reach its 42mph top speed before it comprehensively destroyed the first gantry it came across. The impact would come somewhere near the top of its radiator. And if a T282B was parked outside your office, you could step from a third-storey window onto the front of the load body."

Check out our gallery for more pictures of the amazing Liebherr T282B, or get Autocar for the full seven-page road test.

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