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Volvo Hybrid Truck Sets New World Speed Record

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The famous Mean green, the hybrid speed machine based on a Volvo truck, has set a new world speed record: Flying Kilometre+ –236.577 km/h (147.002 mph) and Standing Kilometre – 153.252 km/h (95.245 mph). The previosu record was 218.780 km/h (135.943 mph) in the flying kilometre+ and 152.253 km/h (94.605 mph) in the standing, so the improvement is quite remarkable.

The records were sanctioned by the United States Auto Club, but to become official they need to be sanctioned by the FIA, and that’s going to take between 30 to 60 days. But Boije Ovebrink, ‘Mean Green’s driver and owner, know what he did and is very pleased with it.

That speed might seem ordinary to you, and of course it is for a normal car, but it’s kinda of a big deal for a mahoosive truck. Which is why it needed big power.  ‘Mean Green’ features a highly tuned Volvo D16 engine and a modified version of Volvo’s automated I-Shift gearbox, which interacts with the hybrid’s electric motor.

Together the engine and electric motor make a terrifying 2,100 horsepower and nearly 6,780 Nm (5,000 lb-ft.) torque – of which, 200 horsepower and 1,200 Nm (885 lb-ft.) of torque come from the electric motor.

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