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Watch a 2,800-HP Battle Between a Volvo S60 Polestar and a Big Rig

Iron Knight delivers speed in a big way

Erick Ayapana
Dec 14, 2016

Volvo pulled off yet another stunt to bring some attention to its expertise in big rigs. In the following video, the Swedish automaker conducts a head-to-head battle with its Iron Knight truck and S60 Polestar TC1 race car for a combined 2,800 horsepower.

Most of that grunt, of course, comes from the Iron Knight. It's the latest in the automaker's arsenal of one-off, go-fast big rigs, packing a quad-turbo diesel engine churning out 2,400 hp and 4,425 lb-ft of torque. It's broken a few land speed records, reaching 0-62 mph in just 4.6 seconds and sprinting to 1,000 kilometers in just 21.29 seconds.

The Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 makes just 400 hp, but is far from a slouch. It reaches 62 mph in the same time as the Iron Knight.

The head-to-head comprises of two battles starting with a quarter-mile run. Here, both Volvos get off to a nice start despite the wet conditions, but one racer crosses the finish line with a relatively big lead.

Next up, the battle heads to the Mantorp racetrack in Sweden where the Iron Knight has the advantage on the straights, but has an obvious disadvantage through the turns. Which one wins? Watch the video below to find out.

Source: Volvo via YouTube

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