2400 HP Volvo Iron Knight is the fastest truck in the world

2400 HP Volvo Iron Knight is the fastest truck in the world

After it got bored filming commercials with Van Damme and girls that destroy everything in their way with a truck, Volvo decided to go after a world speed record. So it started build a one of a kind machine: the Iron Knight truck. 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 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.

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