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RENAULT MAGNUM "ROUTE 66" LIMITED ÉDITION: TWO LEGENDS BECOME ONE

With its "Route 66" operation in Spring 2009, Renault Trucks combined two legends: the brand flagship "King of the Road" Renault Magnum and the famous Route 66 which crosses the United States from Chicago to Los Angeles. In the autumn of the same year, at Le Mans, Renault Trucks presented a Magnum decked out in the colours of Route 66 during the 24 hour Truck Race. As a result of the public's enthusiasm and the interest generated by this vehicle, Renault Trucks decided to launch a Magnum "Route 66" limited edition with specific exterior decoration, exclusive upholstery and superior equipment. A Magnum designed to blend the excellence of Renault Trucks with the American dream.

 

> 2010: Magnum "Route 66" Limited Edition – to live the American dream on European roads.

It is certainly a huge privilege to set out on the open road on board a genuine legend like the Magnum in its Collector version.  True to its reputation and boasting the most prestigious equipment, more than ever before, the "Route 66" limited edition asserts itself as the obvious choice for long haul assignments. It will delight the many enthusiasts of decorated trucks and the American dream - which everything about this unique vehicle evokes.

First of all, the exterior decoration with its metal grey colour, typical of American tanker trucks, the winged Route 66 logo on the doors, the specific "Diamond Brite" aluminium rims, chrome plated radiator and air tank, and much more. Everything in fact, to ensure that this Magnum attracts even more attention than usual on our roads!

The dream goes on inside the cab, with its exclusive anthracite grey upholstery fabric and a red Route 66 logo echoing the exterior decoration. In terms of equipment, the Magnum Route 66 is fitted with the very best available to make swallowing up the miles as pleasant as possible - even if they are French kilometres. This includes the Optidriver+ gearbox, the Excellence Pack with a CD MP3 Bluetooth radio, under-bunk refrigerator, Multipass cab and swivelling passenger seat. On the mechanical side, the Magnum Route 66 is available as a 4x2 tractor with a DXi 13 Euro 5 engine and three ratings for customers to choose from: 440 hp, 480 hp or 520 hp.

> 2009: Renault Magnum on Route 66

A legendary vehicle on a legendary highway
A legendary truck and a legendary road… nearly 20 years after its first appearance on the market, the Renault Magnum has pushed back its limits at the very heart of the United States on the famous Route 66.  From 3 to 13 April 2009, it made its mark on history by becoming the first French truck to cover this route. All the way from Chicago (Illinois) to Los Angeles (California), it swallowed up 3,620 km of asphalt as it passed through the most celebrated towns in the United States, carrying two drivers specially selected for this amazing challenge. (...)

 

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