The Guinness Book of World Records is known for recording everything from the most impressive to the most outlandish feats ever accomplished by mankind. Now, Chevrolet is going down in history with a Guinness World Record of its own, earned by the brand’s very own 2017 Silverado HD. The title is for Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle. To accomplish this goal, the Silverado had to pull a massive United States flag for 100 meters without letting it touch the ground.
The 2017 Silverado HD used a new and improved version of the truck’s Duramax 6.6-liter V8 turbo-diesel engine. The engine’s output of 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque gives it an advantage of 19% over the previous model’s turbo-diesel engine. The Duramax was used to haul the massive US flag, which was measured 40 feet by 80 feet for a total surface area of almost 3,200 square feet. Not only did the Silverado accomplish its goal of 100 meters, but it far surpassed it, managing to do four laps around the 1.5-mile track.
After setting a Guinness World Record, the new 2017 Silverado HD will be on display at the State Fair of Texas, alongside the two flags created for the event – the aforementioned US flag, and the flag of the State of Texas.