Wild Isuzu D-Max Diesel Pickup Has More Turbochargers Than Cylinders

Not one, not two, not three, not four…

byJames Gilboy|
Wild Isuzu D-Max Diesel Pickup Has More Turbochargers Than Cylinders

One-percenters who drop $3 million on a Bugatti Chiron may think they're the baddest, most-turbocharged Mother Hubbards on the road. They'd be wrong, though, because there's a fellow just outside Bangkok, Thailand whose diesel Isuzu pickup truck has more turbochargers than it does cylinders.

YouTuber and photographer Chad Burdette of Chadbee Photography recently made a trip to Bangkok to visit some friends, and while there, he visited a shop whose demo vehicle is the aforementioned Isuzu, a third-generation D-Max pickup. This truck has Isuzu's 4JJ1-TCX engine, a 3.0-liter turbo-four that normally produces 187 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, but with no fewer than five GReddy turbochargers and three bottles of nitrous oxide in the bed, this truck surely produces a boatload more.

Unfortunately, no power or torque figures were reported as the language barrier prevented Burdette from learning much about this fiendish Isuzu. He managed to communicate that he wanted to take a short ride in the truck, which he got to film, showing that the truck has carbon fiber door skins, a partially stripped interior, and admirably, a six-speed manual. During the ride, the truck constantly burps soot, and while The Drive doesn't normally condone rolling coal, we'll grant an exception for a build this unique.

The quintuple-turbo Isuzu ridealong lasts only a few minutes, and in that time, we don't get to witness the full-boost pull everyone so desperately wants to see. But if there's one thing we can learn from this truck, it's that Texas is slacking—we haven't heard of an octuple-turbo Ford F-350, have we? Step up your game, Lone Star State.

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