It's Not Painted Green For A Reason: Scania's New 730hp R730, World's Most Powerful Truck

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer
it s not painted green for a reason scania s new 730hp r730 world s most powerful

While the car shows are full of hybrids and EVs, big trucks are still indulging in the horsepower race. Scania has seized the crown with its new 730 hp V8 R730. Lets I forget the really big number, here it is: 2,581 ft.lbs of torque (3,500 Nm). Full details here, and high-production value ad after the jump.

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  • Vassilis Vassilis on Apr 24, 2010

    Mainly used in Scandinavia, Netherlands and a few other places where 25.25 metres combinations are allowed. A few units are also sold in Italy, Greece and elsewhere just for the bragging rights. Judging by how impressive the R620 was this has to be one great truck. And best of all they manage to fit an automated gearbox (Opticruise) that can handle such an amount of torque - 3,500 Nm FROM 1,000 rpm.

  • ChesterChi ChesterChi on Apr 24, 2010

    It's not really "the world's most powerful truck" unless you add more qualifiers. Caterpillar 797F is probably the most powerful (3793hp) and has a much higher load capacity (400 short tons)

  • Vassilis Vassilis on Apr 25, 2010

    Yes and no: The Caterpillar is perhaps the most powerful dumper - not truck. Not possible to drive on road and it only looks like a truck. The frame/chassis is completely different. And in the "construction equipment off-highway category" on CAT's homepage.

  • Jcisne Jcisne on Apr 25, 2010

    The torque conversion is wrong. 4.745 ft.lbs. = 6,433 Nm 3,500 Nm = 2,581 ft.lbs