VOLVO HYBRID TRUCK OVERTOOK PORSCHE SPORTS CAR

| 2013-07-21 | 0 Comments

Swedish world record holding truck racer Boije Ovebrink was part of the show programme and once again demonstrated his skills by winning an acceleration race between his hybrid truck ‘Mean Green’ and a Porsche sports car at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix 2013 at Germany’s well-known race track Nürburgring.

Mean_Green_3One of the highlight at the three-day event, which is the most important truck racing event in Germany, was the appearance of Boije Ovebrink and his Volvo hybrid truck ‘Mean Green’ which attracted a lot of attention with a whopping 2,100 hp and 7,000 Nm of torque.

Mean_Green_1On Sunday afternoon, Ovebrink held an autograph session and later on took the challenge of a 350 metres acceleration race against a 330 hp Porsche Cayman R – and won ! Although it started off as a neck-and-neck race, Ovebrink finally managed to cross the finishing line first after exactly 12 seconds and at a speed of 180 kph (112 mph).

Mean_Green_2The start was a bit slow, but after I changed to 8th gear I knew I would win,” said Ovebrink after the competition. “Winning this race in front of all my friends and fans at Nürburgring was just perfect.”

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