Volvo FH gets I-Shift dual-clutch transmission, challenges Koenigsegg One:1 [w/video]

Article by Christian A., on November 11, 2014

Although this is no ordinary battle, Fifth Gear’s Tiff Needell in collaboration with Volvo created a duel between an FH truck and a Koenigsegg One:1 also known as world’s first megacar as it comes with 1 megawatt of power. As expected, the Volvo FH doesn’t stand a chance in front of the Koenigsegg One:1, but the video wants to showcase the new I-Shift Dual Clutch gearbox found on the truck, which is based on sports car technology.

Just like any dual-clutch gearbox, the I-Shift pre-selects the next gear while running in the current gear. The crazy Tiff Needell wanted to find out if the Konigsegg One:1 is fast enough to lap the racetrack two time before the Volvo FH completes one lap.

Turns out that the Koenigsegg One:1 is indeed one super fast vehicle. If you don’t remember, the One:1 is powered by a 5.0-liter aluminum V8 engine that produces 1,341 hp (986 kW) and 1,371 Nm (1,011 lv-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.

Moreover, the vehicle weighs just 1,341 kg (2,956 lbs), which means it has a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Engine is bolted to a 7-speed transmission and using an electronic differential, it can push the supercar to a top speed of 440 km/h or 273 mph.

"I-Shift Dual Clutch has a dual-clutch, which is quite unique in the heavy vehicles market. However, similar technology already exists in sports cars. Therefore, this was the perfect challenge," says Jeff Bird, Press Test Director at Volvo Trucks. [source: Volvo]

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