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Forza Heavy Vehicles (Commercial AND Military)

Postby Vitaphone Racing » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:22 am

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OOC Annotations: This thread will become an ever expanding product line for whatever vehicles I decide to create in my spare time. All requests and orders should go in the main Forza storefront linked by the button above. This OP will be changed and made more professional shortly, but in the mean time feel free to purchase what I'm already offering.
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The Corio Class truck is a truck designed by Forza Automotive of United Coronado to fulfill both military and civillian roles. United Coronado is a nation of contrasts, from the vast and arid interior deserts to the urban sprawl around major city centres. For a truck to perform admirably in any situation that the harsh and unforgiving environment could throw at it, it needed to be both reliable and easy to maintain. But for a truck to survive in a nation of strict emissions laws and minimum highway speeds, it needed to be clever enough to face adversity. The Forza Corio blends both brawn with brains and can capably fulfill any role which a medium or heavyweight truck might be faced with.

The Forza Corio was a truck designed for no single purpose, a fact referenced by it's ability to remove cargo platforms, say a flatbed, off the rear of the chassis and fit a variant, say an open bed box, in less than an hour. The go-anywhere ability created by Forza's trick Allroad all-wheel-drive system combined with rugged durability makes for a military track near unmatched for performance and reliability.

Why choose the Corio? What other truck can consume less fuel and emit less CO2 and NOx while increasing torque and power? What other truck can feel as comfortable off road as it can on the highway? What other truck can fulfill the role of a dump truck, tanker or flatbed within hours of one another? The Forza Corio is not simply a new truck, but the end result of an odyssey of truck design.

Drivetrain, Suspension & Chassis

The Corio truck is powered by Forza's K-Series of diesel engines, a line of straight six engines of various displacement yet sharing the same core technology. The K-Series of engines were designed specifically for the Corio Class of truck and were designed to meet the market demands of United Coronado and the remaining region of Maredoratica which is tipped to be the largest market for the Corio Class. As a result, the K-Series were designed to propel the Corio trucks to highway speeds, comply with the strictest emissions laws regarding NOx emissions and offer impeccable reliability.

The K-Series feature Common rail direct fuel injection featuring very high pressure fuel rail feeding individual solenoid valves in contrast to a typical system where a low-pressure fuel pump feeds unit injectors. Common rail engines do not have to be heated up before use, produce lower engine noise and supresses the signature diesel rattle, and also produces less CO2 and NOx than other diesel engines.

The commonrail engines uses very precise piezo injectors which inject fuel rapidly at 1800 bar into the cylinder. To match the increased amount of fuel which can be pumped into the cylinder, the turbocharger aspirating the engine is electronically controlled to ensure the right amount of air is able to enter the cylinder to combust with the fuel, a process which can be summed up to yield more power in every stroke. Ceramic fast glowplugs improve the 'cold running' behaviour of the engine while two Lanchester balancer shafts enhance smoothness of operation, creating a more comfortable environment for the driver and a noticeably more refined ride experience.

The K-Series uses a Variable Geometry Turbocharger manufactured by Borg Warner. VGT's alter the geometry of the turbine housing as the engine accelerates so that the turbocharger's aspect ratio can be maintained at its optimum. The advantages of VGT's are near non-existant turbo-lag, high engine speed efficiency and a low boost threshold. VGT's are well suited to diesel engines due to the typically lower exhaust temperatures produced.

The engine block itself is made from aluminium alloy, comprised of 11% silicon, 4% manganese and 0.5% magnesium. This Al-Alloy has a high thermal conductivity and hence is able to dissipate heat quicker than cast iron. Also, it leads more thermal efficiency, cooler running engines and are lighter thereby improving the overall vehicle’s operative characteristics.

BlueLine is Forza's brand of AdBlue diesel technology available on the K-Series of engine. BlueLine engines, in a nutshell, use their fuel more efficiently to reduce fuel consumption and emissions but create more power and torque than non-AdBlue counterparts. BlueLine engines have increased boost pressure into the engine and a slightly higher compression ratio to improve the combustion, but when exhaust gas leaves the engine, AdBlue reacts with the dangerous NOx particles that have been caught in the SCR catalytic converter to break down NOx into nitrogen and water vapour. The result in an engine in compliance with Euro 5/6 level of emission standard. AdBlue is widely available in most markets.

Across all engines, Forza offers it's EMS or Engine Management System which ties into to the Command function. EMS monitors, controls and supervises the engine, transmission and driven axles and will alert the driver if any faults or critical incidents are about to occur by monitoring such things as fuel injection, load weight and CoG, traction control and the engine brake. This system also allows the driver to adjust the settings of their truck to select the best mix between performance and economy or to select a setting which best allows for the situation they are currently experiencing.

The Corio offers manual and automatic transmissions that are available with varying amounts of ratios to best suit the buyer's requirements. Gearboxes ranging from five to eight ratios with high/low range capability are available for manual transmissions, while gearboxes from twelve to sixteen speed are available for automatic gearboxes.

The automatic transmission in the Corio is a specialized double clutch gearbox made for the truck especially. In double clutch transmissions, the two clutches are arranged concentrically with the larger outer clutch driving the odd numbered gears whilst the smaller inner clutch drives the even numbered gears. Gears can be selected without interrupting torque distribution to the driveshaft, by connecting the engine's torque to one clutch at the same time as it is being disconnected from the other clutch. Since alternate gear ratios can pre-select an odd gear on one gear shaft whilst the vehicle is being driven in an even gear, this means the DCT can change gears much faster than any single clutch transmission and much more smoothly, hence minimising the time that the engine is disengaged from the wheels and allowing a smoother, less interrupted and more linear application of torque.

The Corio offers two levels of suspension, the standard suspension which is standard fitted to all rear-wheel drive models and the 'Allroad' suspension which is standard on all All-wheel-drive models and offered optional on the rest of the range. The standard suspension comprises of front parabolic leaf springs with air suspension on the rear axles. Allroad suspension uses air springs on both the front and rear axles as well as the optional damper package.

The air suspension of the Allroad Corio are essentially a system where pressurized air is stored in a leak-proof bag and used as a spring. Air is taken from outside the car, passed through a compressor and then pumped into the cylinder. Air springs are able to vary their spring rate, stiffness and ride height, which means they are able to be compliant with varying types of roads without upsetting the quality of the ride. It also enables the Corio to greatly improve it's offroad performance with an inflated ride height without detracting from it's on-road capabilities. Front and rear suspension systems are arranged into MacPherson struts and Chapman struts respectively.

The shock absorbers for the Allroad system are magnetorheological dampers, a damper filled with a type of smart fluid in a carrier fluid. The road compliance characteristics of the dampers are constantly altered by a controlling electromagnet which responds to information sent by an onboard processing unit for the suspenion. Increasing the current flow into the damper raises the rebound rates, while a decrease softens the effect of the dampers for a softer ride. Information from suspensions arms of the Corio, steering, and acceleration sensors are used to calculate the optimized calibration for the dampers. Very fast reaction times of the total system allows the system to respond with immediate effect when it crosses a bump or hole in the road.

Terrain Command is a seperate feature offered alongside Command on Allroad trucks. TC comes with several pre-programmed settings for off-road driving including sand, snow, mud ruts and boulder crawls to adapt the traction control, stability control, braking, ride height etc. to the conditions of the road.

Attaining highway speeds along roads, both tarmac and gravel, is one thing, knowing that you are going to stop in time in case of emergency is a whole seperate issue. The brakes of the Corio are ventillated discs with six piston calipers, 430 millimetres at the front and rear. These brakes are electronically assisted with ABS, which prevents the brakes from locking, and EBD, which distributes the braking force among the axles to where it is most effective.

Versatility, long-life and strength are major factors that Forza engineers considered when designing the chassis for the Corio Class. The frame of the Corio is a hydroformed body-on-frame design made from S600MC steel, a blend of steel of a suitibly high strength and well coated to protect it from corrosion. Cross members and side rails of the frame are interconnected with bolted gussat plates. The very strong and durable frame of the Corio allows for a number of different designs for the cab unit and, perhaps more crucially, a multitude of different designs for the rear of the chassis.

Military Corio's feature the V-Plate armour crafted from Aermet 100 steel which lies underneath the chassis and drivetrain. This plate, with an angle of 150 degrees between each panel, is designed to divert a possible blast from a landmine or IED sideways, away from the truck which protects the truck's drivetrain to an extent and the occupants of the truck.

The Allroad Corio also offers a fording ability near unmatched by other military and civillian trucks in it's class, due to the high mounted air inlet, the optional roof mounted snorkal and the high mounted exhaust stacks behind the cabin. When one considers the suspension system is able to inflate ride height at slow speeds by up to 40cm, the Corio can traverse through even chest-height water without sustaining water damage in the process.

Commercial Version Interior

Recognising that for many people that the Corio will be their workplace, Forza designers strove to create an environment which would be comfortable and ergonomic to keep driver's at their peak. Each cab is designed to create a comfortable environment whether the driver is driving or resting. The Corio also offers an extensive list of Passive safety features, making it one of the safest trucks on the road.

The base cab offered on the Corio range is the S-Cab, designed for applications which require maximum tray length for payload. The S-Cab features either two seats or one three-seater bench and is best suited to short-range duties.

One step up from the S-Cab is the E-Cab, E standing for Extended. The Extended Cab option provides a storage space behind the driver and passenger seat for storage of other ammenities, or for an extra two seats which can accommodate two adults on short-range journeys. A small fold-down bed can also be fitted.

Beyond these two entry level cabs sits the luxury cabs, with acres of room inside and piles of standard equipment for driver and passenger comfort. The first tier of the luxury cabs is the Supercab, designed for applications where large amounts of interior space is required such as long distance haulage. The optional upper luxury bed also featuring a slatted frame with elastic support at pressure points and adjustable headboard and can be infinitely adjusted to compensate for an uneven floor. The cab offers large shelves and numerous stowage compartments including two illuminated stowage compartments accessible from both inside and outside the vehicle. Along with this is a wash basin and shaving mirror.

The second tier of the luxury cab is the Ultracab, one of the largest commerically available cabs on the market today. Although the Ultracab offers only slightly mroe room than the Supercab, the standard features list for the Ultracab comprises of all the luxuries that the driver could ever want or need. Premium sound system, LSN-B2 satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control and a multitude of other features are just some of the luxuries which the Ultracab provides.

The Corio is designed to cater for almost every corner of the medium-heavy truck market and as such the interior set up and options in the trucks differ vastly from one another. Trim levels range from cab offering only essentials with the lowest bottom lines, right up to the most luxurious and complete interior designs available.

Further active safety featues are available. One is LastChance braking system: using the radar employed by the cruise control, if the truck detects a stationary or slow moving object infront of the truck, an alarm will sound and the steering wheel will vibrate to alert the driver to this hazard. Should the driver not act in time, the truck will brake with maximum force to minimize the impact of the collision. Another is Fatigue Warning. The truck will monitor the grip on the steering wheel and the eye movements of a driver, if the driver is detected to be fatigued, the truck will suggest the driver pulls over for a stop by lighting up a fatigue alert on the dashboard screen. Blind spot monitiors are also available to alert the driver to any cars likely to be hit should the driver choose to change lanes; cars are represented by red lines on either side of the dashboard screen. Lane Departure warnings alert the driver when the truck begins to stray outside of the lane, and lastly, a Heads-Up-Display projects speed, gear and RPM's onto the windshield so the driver doesn't have to take his eyes off the road to check his speed.

Military Version Interior

Recognising that for many people that the Corio will be their workplace, Forza designers strove to create an environment which would be comfortable and ergonomic to keep driver's at their peak. Each cab is designed to create a comfortable environment whether the driver is driving or resting. The Corio also offers an extensive list of Passive safety features, making it one of the safest trucks on the road.

The base cab offered on the Corio range is the S-Cab, designed for applications which require maximum tray length for payload. The S-Cab features either two seats or one three-seater bench and is best suited to short-range duties.

One step up from the S-Cab is the E-Cab, E standing for Extended. The Extended Cab option provides a storage space behind the driver and passenger seat for storage of other ammenities, or for an extra two seats which can accommodate two adults on short-range journeys or a bench seat to accommodate four. A small fold-down bed which doubles as a bench seat is also an option. The E-Cab also allows for the storage of weapons larger than service rifles or pistols in the cabin of the Corio, with secure weapons lockers or gun racks able to be fitted.

Cabs are suspended by three seperate compressed air bags at the rear of the cabin, essentially the same system which makes up the primary suspension system on the axles of the Corio. This gives the occupants of the cabin a smooth and jolt free ride, and greatly reduces the chance of damage to the cabin when the truck is travelling on sub-standard roads. Electrically powered systems in and around the cabin have an IP water resistance rating of IP69K.

The interior of military trucks do not feature the same standard equipment as their civillian counterparts. An air conditioning/heater and an AM/FM radio are standard fitted to the truck and extra items available on commercial trucks are offered as options. Space and connections required to fit military communications are provided. Allroad trucks feature a simplified switch-based command unit for control over the suspension.

Military Corio's with an E-Cab can be optioned with a roof mounted machine gun port which can be manually fired by ascending through a hatch in the roof of the cabin. The port is intended to support light machine guns or squad weapons, unfortunately not heavy weaponry.

For cabin protection, the Corio offers two different armour packages of various different levels of protection to best suit the buyer. The first package of the two is centered around cabin protection: Glass is replaced with 4 inch plexiglass to resist bullets. Doors and cabin body panels are fitted with composite kevlar inserts, essentially two layers of kevlar with a strip of rubber between them. The second package is aimed mainly at protecting the truck against mines. Extra plates of Aermet 100 are laid beneath the axles and a secondary plate of Aermet added above the V-plate between the engine.

Cargo Capacity

The Corio was designed to be a multirole truck, essentially a general purpose vehicle that could fulfill several different roles using the one chassis. The chassis of the Corio allows for the quick application and removal of what are known as cargo modules, for example; flat trays, open box bed, closed canopy bed or a tank.

When the Corio is fitted with the optional winch, it can hoist the modules onto the chassis while a team of as little as two mechanics can have the modules secured within ten minutes. When the module is to be removed, the mechanics simply unfasten the empty module and use the winch to hoist it off the truck and back to it's original position. This gives the Corio a serious advantage over it's competitors in terms of flexibility and versatility. Extra modules are available from Forza at a cost. Obviously, modules must be empty before they are added or removed. Aside from lifting modules on and off the truck, the winch is also useful for field construction.

Aside from the primary winch mounted behind the cabin, the Corio can also be fitted with a bullbar winch which can serve to tow the truck itself or other trucks out of literally sticky situations where the truck has become bogged. A plow can also be fitted and removed within moments from the front of the Corio, to assist with the removal or moving of snow, mud or sand.

The flatbed of the Corio can also be employed to mount missile sytems and/or high calibre weaponry, essentially using the truck as a mobile weapons platform.

Rigid in an air-sprung 8x4 chassis with the K1480 engine, the Corio can haul a Gross Vehicle Mass of 38,000kg while pulling a 40,000kg trailer. A perfect tesitment to the huge hauling capacity that the Corio offers. Heavy-duty Corio prime movers can tow an eighty tonne trailer or road-train, making transport of heavy main battle tanks by road transport a possibility.

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Pricing

Starting price (4x2 with K820 and 5speed Manual): $72,000

Price for the Corio fluctuates greatly. Provide details of required chassis, engine, transmission and any additional features or customizations in order to receive a quote.

Chassis

Weight(kilograms)/Wheelbase(mm)

4x2 6500/4450
4x4 Allroad 6900kg/4450mm
6x4 7500/5100mm
6x4 LWB 7850/6000mm
6x6 Allroad 7900/5100mm
8x4 8700/6200mm
8x8 Allroad 9100/6200mm
4x2 Prime Mover 6500/3200mm
6x4 Prime Mover 7200/3350mm

SD600MC Steel frame
Front Underrun Protection Device
Fuel Tank sizes: 300L, 500L, 550L, 800L, 1100L* 1200L* 1500L*

*Prime Mover only

100L AdBlue Tank

Min GVM: 21,000kg (4x2)
Max GVM: 38,000kg (8x4)
Max GCM: 98,000kg (6x4 Prime Mover)

Engine & Drivetrain

Engines
K820 10.2 Litre Inline6 (225kw/1200nm)
K880 10.2 Litre I6 (250kw/1500nm)
K1020 10.2 Litre I6 (298kw/1750nm)
K1140 11.4 Litre I6 (360kw/2100nm)
K1480 14.8 Litre I6 (420kw/2500nm).

Transmissions
5Gear High/Low Range Manual
6Gear High/Low Range Manual
7Gear High/Low Range Manual
8Gear High/Low Range Manual
12 Speed DCT Automated Manual
14 Speed DCT Automated Manual
16 Speed DCT Automated Manual

Suspension
Steel/Air:
Parabolic Leaf Springs/Compressed Air Springs, Chapman Struts
Air/Air:
Macpherson Struts (front), Chapman Struts (rear) Compressed Variable Air Springs
Dampers:
Active Magnetic Dampers

Brakes
430mm Ventillated Discs.
ABS, EBD
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Postby Vitaphone Racing » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:50 am

Connex-Forza SR590 SuperLiner 'InterCity'

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The SR590 is a very large intercity 'road coach' designed for transporting up to 65 passengers in comfort. The SR590 is built on a modified version of the Corio platform, adjusted and overhauled in many areas to reduce road noise, offer improved safety and eliminate imperfections in ride quality. Using proven and tested technology from one of Forza's toughest trucks to date, the SR590 is capable of taking on any job.

The SR590 was specifically designed for comfort, as opposed to city commuting. Whether it is being used as an express or tourist coach, nothing matches the SR590 for speed and comfort. The SR590 is also exceptionally quiet, with lower interior decibels than most luxury cars. Passengers each have one air vent, with adjustale controls for air temperature. Sensors placed throughout the coach continuously monitor temperature and humidity to adjust comfort levels. Total air volume is replaced every 60 seconds with fresh air at the correct temperature.

The SR550 features an aerodynamic design with a low cut windscreen, xenon dipped front lights and low-set fog lamps. The spacious luggage compartment is accessible from both sides and the hatches are conveniently controlled from the driver’s seat. The most noticeable feature of the SR590, is the unique double windshield design. This mounts seperate glass above the drivers windshield, giving passengers a much better view of the road.

The SR590 also features a higher mounted passenger deck, allowing greater room for luggage and driveline components. To compensate for this, the roof of the 590 is also much higher than on a normal bus. It is possible for a 210cm passenger to walk down the aisle of the bus without stooping.

Just as with the Corio, Forza designers strove to create an environment which would be comfortable and ergonomic to keep drivers at their peak. Each cab is designed to create a comfortable environment whether the driver is driving or resting. The SR590 also offers an extensive list of Passive safety features, such as airbags, making it one of the safest buses on the road.

The driver's seat is suspended on air, with all switches and controls in easy to reach positions and neatly arranged into two panels oriented to face the driver. Anti-glare shade strips which polarize are fitted to the top of the windscreen.

Further active safety featues are available. One is LastChance braking system: using the radar employed by the cruise control, if the truck detects a stationary or slow moving object infront of the truck, an alarm will sound and the steering wheel will vibrate to alert the driver to this hazard. Should the driver not act in time, the truck will brake with maximum force to minimize the impact of the collision. Another is Fatigue Warning. The truck will monitor the grip on the steering wheel and the eye movements of a driver, if the driver is detected to be fatigued, the truck will suggest the driver pulls over for a stop by lighting up a fatigue alert on the dashboard screen. Blind spot monitiors are also available to alert the driver to any cars likely to be hit should the driver choose to change lanes; cars are represented by red lines on either side of the dashboard screen. Lane Departure warnings alert the driver when the truck begins to stray outside of the lane, and lastly, a Heads-Up-Display projects speed, gear and RPM's onto the windshield so the driver doesn't have to take his eyes off the road to check his speed.

The SR590's superb ride comfort is due in part to a modified version of the Corio's trick air suspension, this time tuned towards comfort rather than off road capabilities. The air suspension of the bus is essentially a system where pressurized air is stored in a leak-proof bag and used as a spring. Air is taken from outside the car, passed through a compressor and then pumped into the cylinder. Air springs are able to vary their spring rate, stiffness and ride height, which means they are able to be compliant with varying types of roads without upsetting the quality of the ride.Front and rear suspension systems are arranged into MacPherson struts and Chapman struts respectively.

The shock absorbers for the Allroad system are magnetorheological dampers, a damper filled with a type of smart fluid in a carrier fluid. The road compliance characteristics of the dampers are constantly altered by a controlling electromagnet which responds to information sent by an onboard processing unit for the suspenion. Increasing the current flow into the damper raises the rebound rates, while a decrease softens the effect of the dampers for a softer ride. Information from suspensions arms of the Corio, steering, and acceleration sensors are used to calculate the optimized calibration for the dampers. Very fast reaction times of the total system allows the system to respond with immediate effect when it crosses a bump or hole in the road.

The SR590 bus is powered by Forza's K-Series of diesel engines, a line of straight six engines of various displacement yet sharing the same core technology. The K-Series of engines were designed specifically for the Corio Class of truck and were designed to meet the market demands of United Coronado and the remaining region of Maredoratica which is tipped to be the largest market for the Corio Class. Because the SR590 shares much of it's platform with the Corio truck, the engines were also carried over. As a result, the K-Series were designed to propel the line of buses to highway speeds, comply with the strictest emissions laws regarding NOx emissions and offer impeccable reliability.

The K-Series feature Common rail direct fuel injection featuring very high pressure fuel rail feeding individual solenoid valves in contrast to a typical system where a low-pressure fuel pump feeds unit injectors. Common rail engines do not have to be heated up before use, produce lower engine noise and supresses the signature diesel rattle, and also produces less CO2 and NOx than other diesel engines.

The commonrail engines uses very precise piezo injectors which inject fuel rapidly at 1800 bar into the cylinder. To match the increased amount of fuel which can be pumped into the cylinder, the turbocharger aspirating the engine is electronically controlled to ensure the right amount of air is able to enter the cylinder to combust with the fuel, a process which can be summed up to yield more power in every stroke. Ceramic fast glowplugs improve the 'cold running' behaviour of the engine while two Lanchester balancer shafts enhance smoothness of operation, creating a more comfortable environment for the driver and a noticeably more refined ride experience.

The K-Series uses a Variable Geometry Turbocharger manufactured by Borg Warner. VGT's alter the geometry of the turbine housing as the engine accelerates so that the turbocharger's aspect ratio can be maintained at its optimum. The advantages of VGT's are near non-existant turbo-lag, high engine speed efficiency and a low boost threshold. VGT's are well suited to diesel engines due to the typically lower exhaust temperatures produced.

The engine block itself is made from aluminium alloy, comprised of 11% silicon, 4% manganese and 0.5% magnesium. This Al-Alloy has a high thermal conductivity and hence is able to dissipate heat quicker than cast iron. Also, it leads more thermal efficiency, cooler running engines and are lighter thereby improving the overall vehicle’s operative characteristics.

BlueLine is Forza's brand of AdBlue diesel technology available on the K-Series of engine. BlueLine engines, in a nutshell, use their fuel more efficiently to reduce fuel consumption and emissions but create more power and torque than non-AdBlue counterparts. BlueLine engines have increased boost pressure into the engine and a slightly higher compression ratio to improve the combustion, but when exhaust gas leaves the engine, AdBlue reacts with the dangerous NOx particles that have been caught in the SCR catalytic converter to break down NOx into nitrogen and water vapour. The result in an engine in compliance with Euro 5/6 level of emission standard. AdBlue is widely available in most markets.

Across all engines, Forza offers it's EMS or Engine Management System which ties into to the Command function. EMS monitors, controls and supervises the engine, transmission and driven axles and will alert the driver if any faults or critical incidents are about to occur by monitoring such things as fuel injection, load weight and CoG, traction control and the engine brake. This system also allows the driver to adjust the settings of their truck to select the best mix between performance and economy or to select a setting which best allows for the situation they are currently experiencing.

The automatic transmission in the SR590 is a specialized double clutch gearbox made for the truck especially. In double clutch transmissions, the two clutches are arranged concentrically with the larger outer clutch driving the odd numbered gears whilst the smaller inner clutch drives the even numbered gears. Gears can be selected without interrupting torque distribution to the driveshaft, by connecting the engine's torque to one clutch at the same time as it is being disconnected from the other clutch. Since alternate gear ratios can pre-select an odd gear on one gear shaft whilst the vehicle is being driven in an even gear, this means the DCT can change gears much faster than any single clutch transmission and much more smoothly, hence minimising the time that the engine is disengaged from the wheels and allowing a smoother, less interrupted and more linear application of torque

The SR550 is best used as transport between country towns which aren't connected by a rail road or for hire by schools, private groups etc.

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Specifications

Chassis:
L/W/H: 11520mm, 2219mm, 3732 mm.
Kerb weight: 12.5 tonnes
Turning circle: 14.5 metres
Axles: 3 (6x4)

Drivetrain

Engines
K1140 11.4 Litre I6 (360kw/2100nm)
K1480 14.8 Litre I6 (420kw/2500nm).

Transmissions
14 Speed DCT Automated Manual
16 Speed DCT Automated Manual

Capacity
Seated: 65
Max: 65
Wheelchair Access: Optional
Restroom Facilities: Yes

Pricing:
SR590: $190,000
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