Volvo us has accustomed to vehicles of the size of the new S90 and V90 or of its successful SUV XC90. Although the Swedish brand also makes trucks and it seems that do not give them bad thing. They are currently working on a single specimen that receives the name of The Iron Knight (the Knight of iron). He is a highly-prepared truck that has an objective clear: beat several world speed records in its class.
For this purpose it has been equipped with motor D13 of the Swedish brand. This mechanic of six cylinder and 12.8 liters has already been used in other trucks, where it develops 540 CV in series. However, on this occasion it has been modified and will receive no less than four turbos , which will increase its power. The final figure reaches some surprising 2,400 HP and 6,000 Nm torque. With that already come we want to see it in motion.
At the moment the mark Swedish only shows us some teasers to whet the appetite. The Iron Knight appears in the video but we can’t see much of it. We are told that engine which we have talked about is mounted in the center of the chassis, just behind the cockpit. Also it’s rear-wheel drive and that use of double clutch i-Shiftgearbox. He weight end of the lorry round the 4.5 tons.
‘Iron Knight’ is a vehicle totally handmade and made to measure to achieve its objective. Its chassis is a truck competition and its cabin body is made of fiberglass. It has been optimized to maximize aerodynamics to make it as soon as possible. En the next few days will see if this Volvo machine manages to beat records faster in the first 500 meters and 1,000 meters with Boije Ovebrink pilot at the wheel.
Source – Volvo