VOLVO TRUCKS * Sweden - The fastest truck on the planet
* Skellefteå - Has just beaten two world speed records
(Video from Volvo Trucks - Aug 24, 2016: Volvo Trucks’ The Iron Knight is the world’s fastest truck – twice over. The record-breaker is custom-built in every respect apart from the D13 engine and the series-manufactured I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission)
--- The Iron Knight has just cracked two world speed records, one in the standing-start 500 metre category and one in the 1000-metre category... Driver Boije Ovebrink has landed Volvo Trucks' The Iron Knight, into the history books and now the truck holds the official speed records for trucks the 500- and-1000 metre distances... With an average speed of 169 km/h and a time of 21.29 seconds, The Iron Knight beat the international speed record for 1000 metres from a standing start... It also beat the corresponding record for the 500-metre distance, at 131.29 km/h and 13.71 seconds. With 2400 hp, 6000 Nm of torque and weighing 4.5 tonnes, The Iron Knight has a power-to-weight ratio above 0.5 hp/kg... The mid-mounted engine is a significantly modified D13 unit with water-cooled intercooler and four turbochargers... The I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission maintains torque delivery during gear changes. Apart from a reinforced clutch (the discs and pressure plates are made of a sintered material). The Iron Knight uses the same gearbox that is fitted to series-manufactured Volvo FH trucks...
Skellefteå, in northern Sweden - Big Rigs /Australia) - 25 Aug 2016
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