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Chinese 800hp truck wins power stakes

The Shacman X6000 knocks Scania off its high horsepower perch with an 800hp prime mover, beating the Swedish manufacturer’s 770hp


Chinese truck manufacturer Shacman has released what has become the world’s most powerful truck, the X6000 800hp, beating Scania’s 770hp by more than 30hp and 50Nm of torque.

Volvo led the horsepower stakes from 2011 to 2020 with its 750hp model, before Scania took over in September 2020 with its 770hp model.

Now the title belongs to Shacman, the new model being introduced to the Chinese and Russian markets.

There are reports that the Shacman will open a manufacturing facility in La Rioja, Argentina to cater for the Latin American market.

The new truck’s cabin bears a resemblance to the Mercedes-Benz Actros. Under the cab sits a 16.6 litre Weichai Euro 6 engine, delivering the 800hp and 3.750Nm of torque.

The gearbox is a fully automatic 16-speed S16AD, developed by Fast Gear for the exclusive 6×4 model.

Inside the cab there’s a multifunctional steering wheel, two large screens for instrumentation and multimedia, a start/stop button, adaptive cruise control, collision warning systems, lane departure system and automatic control of tyre pressure.

Shacman has been making inroads into the Asia/Pacific region, including New Zealand where it’s focus is on the Cummins-powered 560hp X3000 model.

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