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Navistar Gets Fast and Furious with MXT for Movie

Heavy-Duty Mil-Spec Truck Makes Appearance in Summer Blockbuster

Edward A. SanchezMay 28, 2013
Some cynics may have thought Universal's "Fast and Furious" franchise jumped the shark long ago, but this weekend's record-breaking box-office receipts prove the formula of fast cars, muscular men, and sexy women still holds as much appeal as it ever has.
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This year's British-themed installment features such timeless favorites as the Jensen Interceptor, an early '70s Euro-spec Ford Escort tricked out with full rally livery, and an Aston Martin DB9, but Yankee muscle was well represented in the form of a late-model Dodge Challenger, a 1969 Ford Mustang, and a military-spec Navistar Defense MXT truck driven by character Luke Hobbs (played by Dwayne Johnson).
The MXT may not be fast, with a MaxxForce 6.0-liter turbodiesel V-8 producing 340 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque, tasked with hauling around a substantial 23,000 pounds, or about three Ford F-250 Super Dutys, but it's definitely furious, with an imposing height of 96 inches, and an equally intimidating 91 inch width. The MXT's 235-inch length is only about a foot longer than a Chevrolet Suburban, but with up to an 8500-lb payload and 42-inch water-fording capability, the MXT is built to take on whatever action movie producers or field combat may throw its way.
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Source: Navistar Defense
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