This is Citroen DS, passed through heavy modification to be able to test tires. It is made by Michelin in 1972 and weighs more than ten metric tons. PLR comes from Poids Lourd Rapide or Fast Semi Truck. Inside this machine have enough space for a mid-mounted tire testing machine along with the crew. This a bit freaky car (or whatever it is) holds also two small-block Chevy V-8 engines (350 cubic inches), one to power the rear six wheels and another to spin the tire testing machine mentioned above. PLR is steered by all four front wheels and reaches nearly 180 km/h And absolutely deserves its nickname – “mille-pates”, or centipede.
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