Chinese truck maker Shacman has launched the world’s most powerful tractor unit, a title previously held by the 770 hp-rated Scania V8.
The X6000 800 is powered by a Weichai 16.6-litre Euro 6 engine, which is matched to a Fast Speed 16-speed fully automated transmission. In addition to offering 30 hp more than Scania’s top power trucks, it also has 50 Nm additional torque at 3 750 Nm.
As you can see from the 6×4 example photographed, the Shacman X6000 800’s exterior bears a striking resemblance to the latest Mercedes-Benz Actros. It’s a similar story inside the flat-floored cab too, which features a pair of large colour screens and an uncluttered dashboard. Safety features include adaptive cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring system, and lane departure warning.
Shacman is part of the Shaanxi Automobile Holding Group, which according to its website has a presence in 100 overseas countries and regions. These include Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and parts of Eastern Europe. The Shacman X6000 800 has already been introduced in the Chinese and Russian markets, and is also expected to be produced in Argentina for Latin America.