VOLVO DELIVERS NEW TRUCKS FOR SPYKER SQUADRON Earlier this year Volvo Truck Nederland and Spyker Squadron negotiated an agreement for the use of two Volvo trucks until the end of the 2010 race season. The trucks will be used to transport the...
VOLVO DELIVERS NEW TRUCKS FOR SPYKER SQUADRON
Earlier this year Volvo Truck Nederland and Spyker Squadron negotiated an agreement for the use of two Volvo trucks until the end of the 2010 race season. The trucks will be used to transport the race trailers with the race cars of the SNORAS Spyker Squadron team that races in the famous 24-hours of Le Mans and in the Le Mans Series. Last Friday, at the Spyker Cars factory in Zeewolde, Spyker Squadron took delivery of their two state of the art Volvo FH520 Trucks. Picture of the new trucks
The Volvo FH is the perfect choice for transporting Spyker’s cars and equipment over long distances. Both trucks have the most powerful version of Volvo’s 12.8 litre in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine with turbocharger and intercooler; it delivers 520 horsepower and 2500 Nm torque. The horsepower and torque delivered by the Euro 5 engine are transfered via Volvo’s famous I-Shift automatic transmission to the rear axle. The automatic gearbox not only delivers great comfort to the driver it also improves maneuverability and reduces fuel economy.
Optimum comfort for the chauffeurs is ensured by the Globetrotter XL cab. With its extra height it offers a generous sleeping accommodation, standing height, lots of interior space and good storage facilities.
Peter van Erp, managing director of Spyker Squadron: “I am delighted with this agreement with Volvo Truck Nederland. Our new Volvo FH trucks are perfectly suited to economically transport the team’s race cars and all our equipment over long distances to races and test throughout Europe. The Volvo FH520’s are really the next step for Spyker Squadron in image and professionalism”.
Rob Schram, Manager Commercial Trucks of Volvo Truck Nederland: “Besides the Spyker brand and its charming designs it were the Spyker people that immensely impressed me. They have had so many challenges in their short history and it is very encouraging to see how keen and motivated they are to make Spyker a success. In the near future Volvo Trucks will launch a truck with the most powerful engine available in the industry and we will jointly organise events with Spyker to support the launch of our new flagship”.
The new Volvo trucks will be used for the first time this week as the next race for the Dutch team will be the fourth round in the Le Mans Series, the 1000 km of the Nuerburgring August 17.