Volvo built a truck exclusively for shattering speed records, and the Iron Knight has definitely delivered.
This is the Iron Knight. (The truck, not the driver.) It's more badass than you'll ever be.
It's built for one thing and one thing only -- shattering speed records.
In fact, it now holds two world records for standing-start runs -- 500 and 1,000 meters.
Its engine is hooked up to four turbochargers, and it puts out 2,400 horsepower and 4,425 pound-feet of torque.
Yet it uses the same dual-clutch transmission found on Volvo's standard trucks.
Every other part of the Iron Knight was developed specifically for breaking speed records.
Slipping behind the wheel for these record-breaking attempts was Boije Ovebrink, a man with 30 years of racing experience in both cars and trucks.
This isn't Volvo's first world-record truck, though.
In fact, it's built two others.
In 2007, it built the 1,600-horsepower Wild Viking.
It followed up with the Mean Green, a 2,100-horsepower hybrid.
What I wouldn't give to get behind the wheel of this thing....
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