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The world’s most expensive Mack truck has been delivered to the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, in Brisbane. The price of the truck was not disclosed, but it smashes the previous record of A$481,000 (RM1,457,490) for a customised rig, ABC News reported.

According to the report, the blue, white and red Super-Liner took a year to build at the Mack Trucks Australia’s Wacol headquarters, south-west of Brisbane. Plenty of fancy stuff on the customised big rig, including a six-camera CCTV system, two flat screen TVs, a stone-topped kitchen area, barbecue, double bed and seats with 72,000 stitches of gold thread. Also in solid gold is the truck’s tiger hood ornament.

HRH Sultan Ibrahim is a happy man. “I have always appreciated Australia’s engineering skills and have collected a few Holden cars over the years. I am looking forward to showing its workmanship to the people of Johor as soon as the Super-Liner is shipped over,” he said.

More details from Big Rigs, which listed down the 685 hp royal truck’s kit in detail.

  • A specially-built sleeper unit 80 percent larger than standard and fully upholstered with imported South African leather
  • Royal emblems embroidered into the front seats with 72,000 stitches of gold thread
  • A gold tiger hood ornament specially commissioned from Wallace Bishop
  • A rear leisure deck complete with sun shades, deck chairs and pull-out barbecue
  • Solid jarrah timber flooring throughout the cab, sleeper unit and rear leisure deck
  • A six-camera CCTV system linked to two flatscreen TVs inside the vehicle
  • Police-standard flashing lights and an ear-popping four air-horns
  • Programmable strip-lighting built into the full length of the cab and deck flooring
  • A stone-topped kitchen area including fridge, microwave and grill
  • Extra-wide Michelin X1 tyres for the smoothest possible ride
  • A Bose surround sound system and Xbox and Playstation consoles

“The fanciest extra in most Aussie trucks is a microwave or a small fridge. We’d never contemplated the features that have been included in His Majesty’s truck. This is the most luxurious truck to have been built in Australia and probably the planet,” said Mack Trucks Australia’s VP Dean Bestwick, who flew to Singapore to meet the Sultan of Johor a year ago for the design brief.

It is reported that the big Mack’s first drive in Malaysia will be at a charity run when it arrives at the end of this month. It will be quite a sight, that’s for sure!