recently we told our readers about truck Volvo Iron Knight engine, rated at 2400 horsepower, which was created exclusively for establishing new world records.
and this event had to wait quite long, rigid Iron Knight showed average speed 131.29 kilometers per hour and time of 13.71 seconds at a distance of 500 metres and 1000 metres distance he developed an average speed of 169 kilometers per hour and showed time 21.29 seconds, write News IT
it should be noted that the company Volvo Trucks only recently published details of record arrivals after the advertising company held last week. In fact, these races were held last month after a sufficiently long period of trials and preliminary races, and so long pause was due to the delay between the heats and the official recognition of their results as new world records.
during record arrivals truck ran a racing Boidzh Ovebrink (Boije Ovebrink), has broken records set by him in the year 2012 on the hybrid truck Volvo Mean Green. Truck Iron Knight at 1000 kilos lighter truck Mean Green and is under the hood on the 600 horsepower more power. As we talked last week, this 5-ton car is upgraded serial car Volvo FH, in which “native stuffing” was only 13-liter engine D13 and transmission I-Shift Dual Clutch, that have undergone some significant modifications.
the mode of operation of the engine was chosen to return to its maximum capacity, which is equal to 2400 horse forces at 6000 torque Nm. Such indicators will disperse truck Iron Knight from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds.
in conclusion, it should be noted that in order to set records were officially recognized by the Commission of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), truck Iron Knight was to take two for one hour. During these races the judges registered the exact speed of 131.291 kilometers per hour at a distance of 500 meters and a speed of 169.093 kilometers per hour at a distance of 1000 meters. Maximum burst rate when it was 276 kilometers per hour.
Record arrivals truck Iron Knight were held on the roads of the test center Skelleftea Drive Center, Sweden, which is a former airfield.