Could the truck go as fast as Porsche 911 Carrera?

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What associations do you have with the following images: little Sophie handling the 18-tones rig from a distance, hamster the driver, Jean-Claude Van Damme and his splits? Naturally, all these come to the ad of safe and up-to-date Volvo trucks. This time the company is eager to stun by the action as well. The so-called Iron Knight set the new speed record among the trucks. Once again.

Could the truck go as fast as Porsche 911 Carrera?

4 years later after the previous triumph of the Mean Green rig (Volvo-made too) the more powerful Iron Knight was built that beat the former. This machine completed 500m and 1000m run in 13.71 (81.58mph) and 21.29 secs (105mph) respectively. Apparently, the Swedes don’t want to leave speed records alone. And, yes, one more impressive figure – Iron Knight sprints from 0 to 60 in 4.6 secs before hitting its top speed of 171.5mph. Just like Carrera. How’s that?

Could the truck go as fast as Porsche 911 Carrera?

The truck is equipped with 13-litre six-cylinder engine with four turbochargers (4425lb ft, 2400bhp), thoroughly considered aerodynamics, I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission. On top of that, the weight is reduced due to glass fiber and other tricks it’s a ton lighter than the former record holder.

Well, as we see, Volvo promised - Volvo did.

Source: bbc.com, topgear.com


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