Makes a week you presented to The Iron Knight, the truck from Volvo that wanted to beat some records of speed. What was a simple intention already we can say that it has become reality. Swedish brand confirms that your beast got two world speed records for trucks. It gets thanks to its engine D13 of four turbos that develops 2,400 CV and 6,000 Nm of torque.
The obtained records have been the go 500 meters and 1,000 meters from standstill in less time. In the first case, The Iron Knight walked 500 meters in 13,71 seconds at an average speed of 131,29 kph. For the second record, the truck got through 1,000 meters in 21,29 seconds to a speed average of 169,09 km / h. During these travels did reach a maximum speed of 276 km/h.
He elected to this brewing was Boije Ovebrink, a pilot with more than 30 years of experience in competition. The same was in possession of records earlier on Board of another truck of Volvo. Was in 2012 when the brand presented to Mean Green, a truck hybrid that by that then surprised to all over the world. But technology advances and now The Iron Knight, this monster of 4.5 tonnes, has dethroned.
One of the aspects more important of this vehicles have been the pneumatic. These have been developed especially by Goodyear and is have manufactured starting from shells of tires of truck normal, although those compounds and drawings of band are specific. Let us remember that this brand also supplied the FIA European truck Championship . Ultimately, Volvo and its The Iron Knight are made with some amazing records.