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The Iron Knight is the coolest Volvo you'll never be able to buy

Volvo built a truck exclusively for shattering speed records, and the Iron Knight has definitely delivered.

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Andrew Krok

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This is the Iron Knight. (The truck, not the driver.) It's more badass than you'll ever be.

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It's built for one thing and one thing only -- shattering speed records.

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In fact, it now holds two world records for standing-start runs -- 500 and 1,000 meters.

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Its engine is hooked up to four turbochargers, and it puts out 2,400 horsepower and 4,425 pound-feet of torque.

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Yet it uses the same dual-clutch transmission found on Volvo's standard trucks.

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Every other part of the Iron Knight was developed specifically for breaking speed records.

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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.

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This isn't Volvo's first world-record truck, though.

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In fact, it's built two others.

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In 2007, it built the 1,600-horsepower Wild Viking.

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It followed up with the Mean Green, a 2,100-horsepower hybrid.

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What I wouldn't give to get behind the wheel of this thing....

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