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Volvo Breaks Its Record for Fastest Truck on Earth

Volvo's Iron Knight set the new unofficial world record for trucks, covering the distance of 1 kilometer (or 0.621 mile) in 21.290 seconds and reaching a top speed of 276 kph, or 171 mph. The international motor sport association FIA is expected to make it official. The previous record of 21.596 seconds was set in 2012 by Volvo's Mean Green truck. Similar to production-based automobiles used in stock car races, the super-truck's powertrain and transmission are based on...

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