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Before you even think about it , no, you can’t swap this engine into your dad’s old Volvo 240.

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Trucks aren’t often built for outright speed. But the  Volvo Iron Knight is not your typical truck. It was built for just one purpose — breaking speed records. And, what do you know, Volvo’s got some new world records to its name. Then again, what do you expect when you shove 2,400 horsepower under the hood?

Nearly every piece on the Iron Knight is a one-off affair, built just for this application. The only parts that aren’t entirely bespoke are the engine and the dual-clutch transmission, the latter of which is the same unit used in Volvo‘s normal truck lineup. The engine, mounted midship, packs four turbochargers and puts out 2,400 hp and an unbelievable 4,425 pound-feet of torque.

As you might expect, the Iron Knight can hustle. Volvo today reveals it broke two world records in June at an airfield in Sweden — it claimed top honors in a standing-start, 500-meter (0.31-mile) run with a time of 13.71 seconds, and it broke the 1,000-meter (0.62-mile) record with a time of 21.29 seconds. During these runs, a top speed of 171.5 mph was recorded, which must feel absolutely insane, sitting several feet off the ground in a 4.5-metric-tonne truck.

Volvo’s got a history of breaking these records, so it knows what to do and who to employ. The driver for these record-breaking runs was Boije Ovebrink, who’s raced cars and trucks for three decades. Volvo’s built two other record-breakers, as well — the 1,600-hp Wild Viking and the 2,100-hp Mean Green hybrid. What I would give to get behind the wheel of one of these…

I’m still imagining these kind of trucks on Nigerian roads,  considering the number of people killed by Dangote Trucks every year.. If Dangote gets these trucks eh .. Well I reserve my comment..

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Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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It’s been awfully quiet here for a couple of weeks and I’m guessing most of you wondered where I was, So before you shoot . Please me hear me out.

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I’ve been quite busy handling my final year project in school and a lot of jobs for clients. When I’m not blogging, I’m a product designer. I basically design apps and websites for brands and companies before it’s developed. You can take a look at my portfolio here  to see what I’ve been up to – https://www.dribbble.com/naijatechguy

Also I think I would be needing active tech writers here so when I’m not available content would still be here. The past two months have been hectic and extremely stressful and I’m sorry the blog had to take the hit for all the stress.

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If you are a good writer send me your rates and samples of what you’ve done before to [email protected] 

In the mean time, I’m gonna resume posting here.  When I wasn’t active here i still made updates on my social media handles. Please follow those handles to stay updated with what I’m up to.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ajah.michael (Personal)

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ntg247 (Official)

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/michaelajah

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/naijatechguy

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/naijatechguy

It’s good to be back, honestly I missed this. At some point I felt like I was losing touch with blogging but mehnnn. It feels so good typing again. I can’t wait to cause trouble as usual lol.

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So that’s it from me guys. This is me officially signing out. I would catch y’all tomorrow morning.

Cheers.

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Hello guys, I’ve been a bit slow in updating this part of the blog and it’s because I’ve been working really hard to add a How To Compare Phones And Check Prices feature.

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I just added a price and spec comparison feature to this blog. You can compare phone specs and prices then buy it if there’s a link to the store available in the option. –

I normally go to e-commerce stores and pick out the lowest prices so you get the best value for your money.  Regular blog post updates would resume immediately.

Thanks for being an amazing reader.

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