Number 14 is one of the nine special and identical Racing Edition demo tractors of the Dutch Renault Trucks organization. Fully optioned, naturally, and with the most powerful engine. The color scheme comes with the package.
The Trucks T series is Renault’s top model, the T High has the truck maker’s biggest tilt cab with a flat floor. Renault Trucks is a subsidiary of Volvo Trucks, so unsurprisingly, the powertrain components are fully based on Volvo hardware.
It’s mainly the paintwork that gives the tractor its action-packed appearance. For the rest, there are no specially designed or modified parts. These are the looks and stance of a modern, on-highway COE 4×2 tractor unit.
Both axles have air suspension (with remote control). Some other features: xenon headlights, dual diesel fuel tanks (total capacity 1,055 liter) and a 12-speed Optidriver automated transmission. The Racing Editions are powered by a 12.8 liter inline-six, good for 520 DIN-hp.
Inside a Renault Trucks T High cab. Such flagship cabs are close to 13ft tall, regardless the manufacturer.
There’s the wild bunch on the Zandvoort race track, at their introduction party, last spring. Pole position for number 14. Yet after the start, not one of them got its nose in front.