26 Nov '16, 4pm

Volvo Iron Knight Puts 2,400 Horsepower To Work To Set New World Speed Record

Volvo Iron Knight Puts 2,400 Horsepower To Work To Set New World Speed Record

Volvo makes as dual clutch transmission for heavy duty trucks that it thinks is pretty special. To showcase just how robust it is, the company decided to use it in a specially prepared tractor dubbed the Iron Knight to try for the FIA workl speed record for trucks. To get there, it stuffed a 13 liter Volvo diesel engine with four turbochargers into a production truck frame. Packing 2,400 horsepower and 4,425 lb-ft of torque, would the custom built 4,500 pound truck have enough grunt to better the existing 1,000 meter (0.62 mile) record of 21.52 seconds?

Full article: http://gas2.org/2016/11/26/volvo-iron-knight-2400-horsepo...

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