World’s Fastest Hybrid Semi Truck
The Swedish Viking Speed Records Team led by racing driver Boije Ovebrink set two land speed racing world records at the Historic Wendover Airfield in Utah on April 27, 2012 (just a few minutes away from the famous Bonneville Salt Flats). Ovebrink piloted the Volvo Hybrid Semi Truck “Mean Green” to an average speed of 147 mph through the Flying Kilometer (2/3 mile) and ran 95.245 mph from a standstill. Mean Green features a highly tuned Volvo D16 engine cranking out 1900 horsepower and an electric motor good for 200 horsepower and an amazing 885 lb-ft. of torque to bump the combined power total to nearly 5,000 lb-ft. The speed record attempts were sanctioned by the United States Auto Club.
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