Volvo will attempt to set another world speed record with its "Mean Green" racetruck, the automaker announced today at the Mid-America Truck Show in Kentucky.
Volvo will try to break the record April 27 at Historic Wendover Airfield in Utah. The truck will use Volvo's hybrid powertrain, which uses the company's exclusive motor and battery, as well as the Volvo D16 and I-Shift automated-manual transmission.
"In total, Mean Green pumps out a massive 2,100 horsepower and nearly 5,000 pounds-feet of torque – of which, 200 horsepower and 885 pounds-feet of torque come from the electric motor. Aerodynamics also plays a vital role in achieving top speed, so Volvo designers selected a North American VN cab and sculpted the optimal aerodynamic shape for the truck."
The Mean Green Volvo currently holds records in the standing 500-meter distance, standing kilometer and flying kilometer.