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 has now 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.
The Magnum Route 66 will delight the many enthusiasts of decorated trucks and the American dream. For everything about this vehicle evokes the American dream. 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.
A vehicle for enthusiasts, the Magnum Route 66 limited edition also comes with the "driver pack". This consists of one year's free membership to the Truck Driver Club, an exclusive jacket bearing the Route 66 logo, and a 1/43rd scale model of the Magnum. And those who want to get the feel of the legend for themselves can head off down Route 66 on board a Renault Magnum via the dedicated website www.magnum-route66.renault-trucks.fr/. Finally, to further emphasise its exclusive character, there will only be 150 Magnum Route 66 limited edition vehicles produced, with their distribution exclusively restricted to the French market.