The unique graphics on Grave Digger include the bleeding Grave Digger, a skull, the haunted house on the hill, and, of course, a graveyard with names of monster trucks Digger has disposed of during previous events.
GO AND WHOA
The 4WD vehicle has multiple driveshafts; you can see the extra protective collars around each one to prevent it from leaving the vehicle if it happens to snap. The brakes are between the driveshafts and the rear end instead of at each wheel.
Because these trucks are not for street use, mufflers are not necessary, which is why most have simple straight pipes that not only look amazing, but also let the engine breathe properly and sound as mean as any vehicle you will ever hear.
RED MEANS GO
Bright red headlights are some of Grave Digger's most distinctive design features. Taken from an old school bus, the lights are another detail that sets Grave Digger apart from other monster trucks.
The interior of a monster truck has just what's needed, nothing more. Steering wheel, tachometer, and fluid gauges are common in all vehicles. The kill switch allows the truck to be shut down remotely should something go wrong.
Monster truck suspensions have evolved drastically over the years. In the beginning all that could be done was to modify existing suspension parts, but now, highly sophisticated suspensions let the trucks fly over almost anything yet land relatively softly.
Like other racing vehicles, there is only one seat in a competition-prepped Grave Digger, fitted specifically to driver Dennis Anderson. Keeping him firmly in the seat is a standard five-point harness.
The heart of Grave Digger is this supercharged, fuel-injected, alcohol-drinking V-8 putting out around 1500 horsepower. This engine is what gives Grave Digger the ability to fly through the air over crushed cars and perform bounce wheelies and the always-popular doughnuts.