Nothing stirs up feelings of patriotism quite like a giant flag. Just think about some of the sporting events you’ve attended. As soon as they pull out that big flag, everyone cheers, no matter which team you’re rooting for.
Chevrolet showed a bit of its patriotism by setting a new Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle. They accomplished this with the 2017 Silverado HD powered by a new Duramax 6.6-liter V8 turbo-diesel engine.
With 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque, the Silverado HD captured this new record with ease at Texas Motor Speedway.
Chevrolet used a flag that measured nearly 40 by 80 with an area of 3,186 square feet. The flag was attached to the back of the Silverado HD using unique 40-foot riggings. Because of the design, they could not do a driving roll-out of the flag. Instead, a team of 20 people helped launch and catch the flag, making sure it did not touch the ground.
Both this record-setting flag and a giant State of Texas flag were flown at the Speedway and will be on display at the 2016 State Fair of Texas.
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