This 2,400-hp Volvo semi was built to demolish speed records

August 18, 2016 4:17 PM

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This 2,400-hp Volvo semi was built to demolish speed records

No one does fun things with extremely large semi trucks better than Volvo. The automaker has put its trucks up against a Koenigsegg on a track and even let a four-year-old remotely control one of its dump trucks. In its latest endeavor, Volvo is going after a world speed record with this 9,920-pound beast. Let us introduce you to The Iron Knight.

To simply call this thing heavily modified is a bit of an understatement, as the stock D13 unit produces just 500 horsepower and 1,850 pound feet of torque in its most potent form. Aside from the powertrain borrowed from Volvo's regular semi-truck lineup, The Iron Knight is custom from the ground up...

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