Volvo's Fast Truck is Designed to Destroy Land Speed Records

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 19, 2016
References: volvotrucks & auto.ndtv
Trucks are vehicles that have fairly earned a reputation for being slow and lumbering on the highway, but Volvo has developed a fast truck that is designed to put most supercars to shame.

Dubbed the Iron Knight, this vehicle is a veritable behemoth that weighs in at 5 tons. However, it offers surprisingly barbaric speeds thanks to a high-tech engine that is capable of churning out a ridiculous 2,400 horsepower and 4,425 pound-feet of torque. To make this sort of performance possible, Volvo's engineers equipped this fast truck with not one or two but four turbochargers, while the engine is designed to stay cool despite the fiery performance.

Volvo is literally hoping to break records with this fast truck, which will bid to break truck speed records in the coming weeks. More importantly, this is a vehicle that could revolutionize the way we think about truck transport by making it a lot more expedient.