Photo Release -- PSI & Spartan Chassis Launch New Concept Chassis at RVIA Tradeshow
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"PSI is excited about presenting our newly developed on-highway applications through this collaboration with Spartan Chassis, a leader in the specialty vehicle category," said
Recreational vehicle OEMs have been frustrated with their engine options, which until now have been underpowered. Because of the considerable weight, RVs require significant torque for pickup and to avoid chugging or spitting on hills. As a result, power compromises are problematic.
Powered by a PSI 8.8-liter engine that provides 430 HP and 512 lb.-ft of torque (@ 3400 RPM), the Extol chassis offers the power performance that end-users seek in a package developed to capitalize on the growth of smaller Class A recreational vehicles (22K to 28K GVWR). The newly designed and engineered engine offers 20% across-the-board improvements in power and 15% better fuel-efficiency over its predecessor, General Motors 8.1-liter.
The Extol also provides superior handling and superior ride quality, achieved through Spartan's proprietary suspension and new Compression Fluid Strut. Spartan Chassis has been known for decades as a leader in the Class A diesel market. This Extol concept chassis is an excellent brand extension which should expand our product portfolio and fill what we perceive as a gap in the RV chassis market," said
PSI's high-performance 8.8-liter "big block" replacement was launched at the 2011 RVIA Expo. The new engine is capable of fulfilling power, efficiency, emissions and fuel-flexibility needs across a wide range of applications beyond RVs, including school buses, waste-hauling trucks and light-duty uses. The heavy-duty, durable block includes the following design features:
- A significantly stronger crankcase and a forged and induction hardened crankshaft that enable delivery of 1,000 ft-lb of torque.
- An intake manifold that incorporates a tuned, long-runner to increase torque
- High-flow, fast-burn cylinder heads that ensure a full burn to reduce emissions
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Jeremy LessarisDirector of Marketing Power Solutions InternationalMobile: 1.847.366.4300 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Russell T. ChickCorporate Director of Marketing Spartan Motors, Inc.517.997.3852 or Russell.email@example.com
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