Watch the Tracked Light-Tank Used in Mad Max: Fury Road Hit 70 MPH in Real Life

These light tank chassis built by the Howe & Howe brainiacs are about to go all 50 shades of celebrity once the long-expected Mad Max: Fury Road will be released on May 14th. Heck, we can’t wait for the movie to get in town, to be honest. But since we still have to wait a little, we’re going to settle for details for now. And a video showing one of the mean machines used in the movie in action makes for that sort of scoop.
Howe&Howe's Peacemaker 1 photo
Photo: Howe & Howe on YouTube
Over the years, the famous franchise used a bunch of muscle cars both American and Australian to create some of the beasts we’ve come to love so much. It’s what makes this movie so great, the fact that they use actual vehicles instead of appealing to special effects.

The little monster you’re about to see going insane mode is one of these fully custom, US-made beasts. Based on the somewhat famous Ripsaw platform built by Howe and Howe defense contractor, the powerful light tank was designed and specially made for the Mad Max: Fury Road. Dubbed the Pacemaker, you’ll be seeing a character called The Bullet Farmer driving this machine in the film.

In real life, however, we are looking at a 1,000-horsepower tracked vehicle that is capable of an impressive speed of up to 70mph. “The Peacemaker is geared out to do about 70 mph, which is fast for a track vehicle. Doing that kind of speed in a track automobile makes you feel like you’re in a boat - like you’re doing 100 mph,” the Howe brothers told Barcroft Cars.

Apparently it took them four months to build the Peacemaker before they shipped it overseas for filming. In fact, the video below is a quick peek at those testing scenes they did at their headquarters.

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