After the commercial success of the Renault Premium Truck Racing special edition tractor unit in 2011, Renault Trucks is updating its offer with a new version for 2013.
It retains everything that made it so distinctive, including the interior and exterior design which features on the MKR Technology-Renault Trucks racing vehicles. This is combined with the on-road qualities of the Renault Premium Long Distance, a champion of low fuel consumption.
The decision to renew the Renault Premium Truck Racing special was influenced by the recent victory in the 2012 team championship. MKR Technology-Renault Trucks triumphed and will be looking for a strong start once again when the season begins in Misano, Italy, on 18 May.
The Renault Premium Truck Racing special 2013 series is available as a 6×2 and 4×2 tractor unit, fitted with a DXi11 460 hp engine and the Optidriver+ automated gearbox.
This new special edition guarantees a distinctive driving experience, creating a racing environment whilst providing the on-road performance and low consumption which has forged the Renault Premium Long Distance’s unique reputation as a market leader in its field.
On the side of the cab, the number ‘01′ is proudly displayed to symbolise victory on the track. Aluminium rims, body colour rearview mirrors and a black radiator grille framed in red give it additional dynamic impact. Inside, the driver will appreciate the customised upholstery of the Renault Trucks Racing logo and a steering wheel with red leather trim.
The DXi11 engine differs slightly from the racing version, but the two engines are related, as Maxime Le Bech, Renault Trucks Racing’s engine designer explained: “More than 80% of the racing engine is based on the production engine as required by FIA regulations. The strength of the DXi11 lies in the maximum torque it delivers at low engine speeds. Whether on the racetrack or the road, we have the same aim: reliability and performance!”
The Renault Premium Truck Racing 2013 special edition is available now. Renault Trucks gives its customers the opportunity of sharing the pride and prestige of the manufacturer’s victories while offering a reliable and cost efficient working tool