a Lot of brute force for this mastodóntico truck of 4.5 tonnes of weight: ‘The Iron Knight’ Volvo Trucks beat two world records, becoming the truck faster on reaching the 500 metres and 1,000 metres from standstill. With a engine of 13 liters which yields to 2,400 HP and 6000 Nm of torque, and despite a slick and a little weight favorable, this truck would be blushing to many sporty passenger cars.
From 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds: Iron Knight happens to Mean Green, also of Volvo Trucks, which in 2012 became the hybrid truck world’s fastest. The experienced pilot Boije Ovebrink was behind the wheel for these records, made in a closed circuit in the north of Sweden, will be promptly reviewed by the FIA.
In particular, the acceleration from 0 to 500 meters was completed in 13.71 an seconds at a speed of 131,29 km/h, while that for the 1000 meters with output from a standing start it took 21,29 seconds, reaching in this case the 169,09 km/h. But if these numbers are impressive it still makes more your maximum speed, and is that in circuit Iron Knight came up to the 276 km/h.
Goodyear tires -in measures 315/70 R22.5 and 495/45 R22.5 – are similar to those used in the European Truck Championship: your shell is very similar to that of a standard tire, but its compounds and tread special for competition are able to deal with its high engine torque and speed. In the video you have a small sample of how to Volvo Trucks managed to beat these two records.