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December 30, 2016

You want to race what against me?

by Paul Daniel

My truck, your car, even up

volvocarracesvolvotruckAt first glance it would be a no-brainer who the winner would be, right? The car. Unless of course you are Volvo with what they call the fastest truck in the world, put against their World Touring Car Championship Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 in both a drag race and a single-lap dash on a road course.

Volvo has named its FH-series truck packing 2,400 horsepower and weighing almost 10,000 pounds The Iron Knight. This truck is insane and holds the truck records for acceleration from a stop over the 500- and 1000-meter distances. It covered 500 meters (0.31 miles) in 13.71 seconds, averaging 81.6 mph, while in 1000 meters (0.62 miles) it did it in just over 21 seconds, averaging 105 mph. Volvo says it runs the 0 to 62 mph sprint in 4.6 seconds. Holy cow that’s fast! As fast as my Haybusa. Can you imagine seeing that coming up from behind in your rearview mirror?

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