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Volvo Mean Green

There has always been a constant battle to take down world records and the automakers haven’t been an exception to this rule. Volvo has announced at the beginning of this week that they plan on setting a new world record for the fastest hybrid truck with their Mean Green hybrid racing truck.

Volvo Mean Green

Behind the wheel of this green monster will be Boije Ovebrink who will try to reach a top speed of more than 165 mph (260 km/h) in the United States at the Wendover Airfield. For accomplishing this, the truck will be fitted with a highly tuned D16 engine which will be linked to a I-Shift gearbox and an electric motor that is capable of developing no less than 200 hp (203 PS / 149 kW) and 885 lb.-ft (1,200 Nm) of torque. The maximum output of the Mean Green is an almost incredible 2100 hp (2129 PS / 1566 kW) and about  5,000 lb.-ft (6,779 Nm) of torque.

Volvo Mean Green

Source: Volvo Trucks

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