The World’s Most Powerful Truck – FH16.750 but with the extra long XXL Globetrotter cab. Only on Biglorryblog!

Don’t be fooled by the windmill…this story is about Norway!  And it comes to me from my old chum Torstein Magelssen, manager for market communications & PR for Volvo trucks in Norway. Those two black beauties are very special beasts indeed as they are the first two FH16.750s to arrive in Norway with the extra-long (by 245mm behind the B-post) XXL Globetrotter FH cab which was originally developed for the Australian market—but is also sold in Norway on account of they have longer artic lengths. So the XXL-cabbed FH can couple up to a 13.6m trailer with no worries over there.

 

 

And naturally, a premier cab deserves a premier engine too so what better to go underneath the XXL cab than the 750hp 16-litre lump—making it the World’s Most Powerful Series Production truck too. Here are a couple of YouTube clips I shot when I first drove the XXL with a 660hp lump underneath it a year or so ago.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_1WL9OrtUM

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBLpw8g-HZk

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Torstein tells me, “We just have got the very first FH16 750 demo-trucks in Norway, and they were driven here by my brother who is editor-in-chief of TransportMagasinet see http://www.tungt.no/transportmagasinet/article725110.ece.”

 

He also goes on to say: “We’re planning to do a press-event soon to mark the delivery of the 100th XXL in a few weeks! And now a customer in Austria wants to buy an XXL too!”

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