Kenworth W900 Semi has more horsepower than a Bugatti, breaks the laws of physics during drag racing
We’re back with more semi-truck racing action, having recently shown you a spectacular Ford LTL 9000 model capable of shredding its rear tires like a HEMI-powered Hellcat. I did make it clear, however, that the LTL 9000 wasn’t necessarily as flashy as some of its rivals at the time, which is why I’m so excited to show you this gorgeous Kenworth right here.
It’s a W900 model, which was Kenworth’s answer to the LTL, but also the Mack Trucks Superliner and the Peterbilt 359. If you ask me, the Kenworth W900 is one of the finest semi-trailers ever made, in especially models built after 1982, the W900B generation, to be precise.
You can tell a W900B from a W900A just by looking at their headlights – not that there aren’t several other differences. Headlights make it easier, however, as the W900B has rectangular lamps, as opposed to round lamps. Other changes include the raised hood, new cabin design, and numerous mechanical, electrical and structural improvements.
I wish I could tell you the exact model year of that orange example that just can’t seem to stop kicking everyone’s butt in a straight line, but the best I can do is make an educated guess, which makes me feel better. says it’s a mid to late ’90s model. The custom grille certainly doesn’t help, from an appraisal standpoint.
In terms of performance, preparing a semi-truck for drag racing (loaded / unloaded) means making some serious modifications. You’re ultimately looking to produce north of 1,500 hp, although some, if not most racing semi-trailers have even higher firepower, in the 2,000-3,000 hp range. As for the couple, you could probably shoot a little moon with this thing. Okay, you can’t do that, but it’s not like anyone has tried it before, so there you go!
All you have to do is enjoy the show. Full disclosure, the Kenworth suffered some casualties, but mostly destroyed everything in its path.