Sultan's 'Optimus Prime' truck spotted
Johor Sultan's $450,000 truck in M'sia
The world's most expensive Mack truck, belonging to Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, has made its debut on Malaysian soil.
The monster truck, believed to have cost over RM1.4 million (S$457,000), was spotted by motorists who grabbed the rare opportunity to snap photos and videos, reported The Star.
A 47-second video posted on "Penyokong Setia Johor" Facebook page last Wednesday showed police on motorcycles escorting the eye-catching vehicle.
Photos of the truck, believed to have been taken at a petrol station near Istana Pasir Pelangi, were also uploaded on the page.
Many Facebook users likened the huge red and blue-themed machine to the Transformers character Optimus Prime.
The truck was parked in front of the Sultan's palace, the Istana Bukit Serene, to let his subjects have the first look of the vehicle last night.
Mr G. Kevan, 29 , who was taking pictures of the truck, said: "My friends will go crazy when I upload the photos on Facebook. We have been talking about it since we saw a video of it recently on social media."
The Super-Liner reportedly took a year to build and the Sultan took possession of it in October in Australia, where it was built.
The truck has some of the fanciest gadgets 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.