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Thursday, September 1, 2016

The fastest truck in the world

A Sweden automotive manufacturer Volvo proved its ability to make the high powered truck by presenting the tractor head called The Iron Knight. The truck was not used to pull the goods, but to break the speed record on a straight track in northern Sweden.
Volvo's 2400hp Iron Knight breaks truck speed records. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dWe7M)
Although it weighs 4.5 tons, The Iron Knight managed to devour a straight track as far as 500 meters in 13.71 seconds at an average speed of 131.29 kilometers per hour. When tested on the track 1,000 meters, the racing tractor head reaches an average speed of 169 kph with a time of 21.29 seconds.
Volvo's 2400hp Iron Knight in action. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dWe7M)
"Specialists from several departments of Volvo Truck work together to develop a truck with unsurpassed performance. Apart from the basic power of the Volvo Truck engine, which is the heart and soul of The Iron Knight, we build it seriously," says Olof Johansson, a technician of Volvo Trucks as quoted of Carscoops on Friday, August 26, 2016.
Rear side view of Volvo's 2400hp Iron Knight. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dWe7M)
The Iron Knight equipped with a mid-mounted Volvo diesel engine with a capacity of 13,000 cc with four turbocharged and water-cooled intercooler. Total power output reached up to 2,400 hp with a maximum torque of 6,000 nm. Those engine combined with a slick-shifting dual clutch transmission system.

The tractor head is designed like a racing car with a protective frame in the cabin to the rear. As for the outer appearance looks simple with a combination of the line on the left-right sides. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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