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The True King Or Queen Of The Roads.  
User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3494 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

What do you think, is the true King or Queen of the roads?

For me, here in the United States, truck wise Peterbilts, but in Europe Scania with V8.


Bus wise, Setra S-431TD. When I was in Paris in 2008, I was very impress by these double deckers, and the fact that they are powered by Mercedes Benz 15 or 16 L V8 is a plus, but you will not find these buses in the United States.

Car wise, Bugatti. 900 to 1100 hp, enough said!


Motorcycle, Suzuki Hayabusa.

What your picks?

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User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1296 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Bus wise, Setra S-431TD. When I was in Paris in 2008, I was very impress by these double deckers, and the fact that they are powered by Mercedes Benz 15 or 16 L V8 is a plus, but you will not find these buses in the United States.

While I've yet to go on a newer model Setra, I believe the best bus out there is either the Prevost H3-45 or the VanHool T2145. I am a die-hard VanHool fan... but on Sunday I was on a 3 month old H3... and I can't pick which one I liked better. However, as for the true ruler of the road, there is one bus I have in mind that deserves it more than any other vehicle: the Motor Coach Industries MC-9! 

For trucks, I'm not sure. I'd say a Kenworth. Cars -- not sure either, there are too many of them. I had a real bad experience with my car yesterday, so I'm not too keen on commenting on cars tbh.

-J.

[Edited 2011-09-26 22:19:04]


Tho' I've belted you an' flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
User currently offlinesteffenbn From Denmark, joined Apr 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
For me, here in the United States, truck wise Peterbilts, but in Europe Scania with V8.

You're 50 % right according to my opinion!

Peterbilts "Over There" is absolutely the "King of the Roads" but to me European "King of the Roads" is the Volvo FH16 700 Globetrotter XXL!

But now that scania have the Euro6-V8 730 Horsepower monster - it must be a very VERY potent competitor to the "Euro5-FH16 700 HP!

I still haven't tried to sit in the Scania V8 Cabin/sleeper, but maybe, when i try this it will change my opinion.

-Steffen Nielsen



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39695 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Car wise, Bugatti. 900 to 1100 hp, enough said!



I'd say the 1973 Chrysler Imperial Lebaron sedan.
At 235 inches, was the longest production line vehicle that was not considered a limousine?

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Bus wise, Setra S-431TD


Who was that Canadian bus manufacture that was used for Obama's bus tour in the US?
Do they also make the rock star tour buses?



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8502 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

For the sheer badass factor I say the Mercedes S65 AMG.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/Fleetwing1627/S65.jpg


User currently offlineunattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1753 times:



King of all roads. It's so King, it's not allowed in most countries!



Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlinesteffenbn From Denmark, joined Apr 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 5):
King of all roads. It's so King, it's not allowed in most countries!

Because many countries doesn't have road that can handle this MOFO of a king! 



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User currently offlineGBLKD From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

Quoting steffenbn (Reply 2):
Volvo FH16 700 Globetrotter XXL!

Hmmm, not sure about that. The Globetrotter is nice but I'm not a fan of the iShift to be honest, I prefer the Scania 8 speed, the Volvo 12 speed always seems to be unsure about what gear it wants to be in. I miss clutch pedals and proper gearboxes!!      


User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1296 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):


Who was that Canadian bus manufacture that was used for Obama's bus tour in the US?
Do they also make the rock star tour buses?

That would be Prevost Car   Obama had a modified X3-45. I'm surprised he got that and not the H3-45; the H3 is a bigger, nicer touring coach, while the X3 is more of a line haul coach.

I'm even more surprised he didn't get a MCI  

-J.



Tho' I've belted you an' flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3494 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 1):
While I've yet to go on a newer model Setra, I believe the best bus out there is either the Prevost H3-45 or the VanHool T2145. I am a die-hard VanHool fan... but on Sunday I was on a 3 month old H3... and I can't pick which one I liked better. However, as for the true ruler of the road, there is one bus I have in mind that deserves it more than any other vehicle: the Motor Coach Industries MC-9!



I am very impress by the Prevost H3-45 and Van Hool T2145. If I had a Tour Bus Co., I would have a fleet of T2145, H3-45 and J series. The funny thing about the H series and T21XX series, is that they are taller than Motor Coach Industries E/J series, but the E/J series are heavier. You would like VIP Tours ( Los Angeles CA) and Gold Coast Tours ( Brea CA), both has a huge fleet of H3-45 and T2145.


A MC-9 with a streaming 8v-71, can be heard for miles, well at least a city block. I may make jokes about my place of worship MC-9, but I am going to miss that bus when it gone. It is funny, but when I was a little kid back in the 80's, you saw MC-7s, MC-8s and MC-9s on the freeway all the time, now they all are rare. The Jame River Bus Company, used to use MC-9s with Detroit V8s ( 71 or 92) on the Amtrak Thruway service between Virgina Bleach, Downtown Norfolk and Newport News, as late as June of this year, but now it is a 102 D3.


User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7165 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

It can't be anything other that isn't a major league truck. I will accept the Scania R730 as a worthy example. That thing is the dogs bollocks. 750bhp and 3500nm of Torque.

Saying that a car is either a King or a Queen of the roads is like saying a Lear 23 is Queen of the Skies, not a 747...


User currently offlinesteffenbn From Denmark, joined Apr 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 7):
I miss clutch pedals and proper gearboxes!!



These things are for sure something that i miss too... I really love to shift gears manually!

I would say a Scania V8(730) engine with manual gearbox in a Volvo Globetrotter XXL Cabin would be one hell of a truck, at least it would be my absolutely favorite truck of all times!   

-Steffen Nielsen



A330, A319, 737,738,752,763,763ER,764ER,777-200LR
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