Iveco teams with Maranello Motorsport

Iveco has once again teamed up with Ferrari GT racing team, Maranello Motorsport, for the 2013 GT race season. Using a customised Iveco Stralis ATi, the team will transport the Ferrari race cars, spare parts and workshop equipment to GT racing events around the country.

“Our Stralis is a fantastic product and we're very happy with it,” said Mark Coffey, Managing Director for Maranello Motorsport. “It's a European-style truck and something anyone associated with motor racing would recognise.”

According to Coffey, Maranello team's Stralis ATi has the Active Time sleeper cab configuration. “The cab is ergonomically designed to minimise driver fatigue – a concern when driving long distances. The bunk in the cab also gives us extra accommodation should we need it,” he said.

The truck's transmission is the ZF Eurotronic II 12-speed, a fully automated two-pedal system, which also aids in reducing driver fatigue. According Zielinski, automated transmissions are becoming the norm for modern trucks. “The automatic software applies economical driving principles to select the ideal ratio and protects the transmission against over-revving while reducing clutch wear, fuel consumption and acoustic emissions,” he explained.

The Stralis operated by the Ferrari team is powered by an IVECO 10-litre Euro 5-compliant Cursor engine with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT), which delivers 450hp between 1600 and 2000rpm. The Cursor engine uses the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system to reduce the exhaust emissions and to comply with the current Australian and European emissions standards.

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