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Volvo to Attempt Heavy Truck Speed Record with 2100-hp, 5000 lb-ft Diesel Hybrid

Mar 27, 2012
Volvo trucks have long been known for their innovation, Scandinavian style, and safety. But the brand's latest creation hopes to add another superlative to its reputation: speed. Volvo has already created what it claims to be the world's fastest hybrid truck, dubbed “Mean Green.”
This purpose-built beast has already set FIA-certified records for the standing and flying kilometer, for the highest speed attained over 1000 meters from both a standing and running start, respectively.
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Mean Green's driver, Boije Ovebrink, will attempt to surpass 165 mph on April 27 at Wendover Airfield in Utah, just east of the Nevada border. To help it in its record-setting quest, the truck packs a combined total of 2100 horsepower and a staggering 5000 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid electric motor is rated 200 hp and 885 lb-ft. The diesel engine is a highly modified version of Volvo's D16 diesel, and the transmission is a modified I-Shift automated transmission, which is an integral part of the hybrid drivetrain. The cab and frame are based on a Volvo VN chassis, and the rear end employs a tall 1:85:1 gear ratio.
Mean Green can also be seen at Truck World in Toronto, Canada from April 19 to 21, and the Volvo Ocean Race in Miami, Florida from May 17-21.
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