The heavy-duty off-road bus Praetorian is the flagship vehicle of the Czech manufacturer Torsus. We mentioned the bus not long ago in this post talking about the partnership with Volkswagen and MAN for the development of both chassis and powertrain components. Of course, MAN also provides the engine: here, at page 24, is our Fish-Eye article, published on the first issue of the year of Diesel International and dedicated to the Torsus Praetorian.
Some tips about the engine: it is a six-cylinder MAN diesel engine with 210 kilowatts and 1,150 Nm of torque, as well as a heavy-duty 4×4 off-road transmission, sufficient for the bus to easily climb a 65 percent incline.
Torsus Praetorian. Improved materials, technology and construction methods
Nevertheless, some all-new technical updates make the Praetorian even more resilient. Here’s what the manufacturer states. «Underpinning Torsus’ ethos to build vehicles for the world’s most demanding jobs, the upgraded Praetorian features only the very best materials, technology and construction methods in the automotive industry, ensuring exemplary quality, unwavering durability and meticulous attention to detail. Now, both engineering refinement and every aspect of vehicle performance has been elevated to an even higher level».
The 2021 updates deal with the lighting system, with highly energy-efficient all-new LED headlights, which provide significantly enhanced illumination. Torsus’s engineers have taken the opportunity to further bolster the performance of the vehicle’s air-conditioning system. Torsus is also about to enter production with first vehicle equipped with fully mechanical doors in the middle section and rear swing doors. This will improve versatility in fields such as leisure, camping, safari and tourism, and enable customers to create a vehicle that meets their needs and desires perfectly.
The words of Vakhtang Dzhukashvili, CEO of Torsus
«Our mission is to ensure our 4×4 heavy duty buses conquer the world’s most daunting driving environments, safely transporting people and equipment to locations no other vehicle could ever reach. Achieving this requires rigorous attention to detail coupled with our obsession with delivering nothing but the best. That means we constantly strive to improve our vehicles and make sure they feature the most relevant and beneficial new technology through our ongoing process of product development. By listening to customer feedback, we make certain we are always on-point with our updates and improvements», said Vakhtang Dzhukashvili, CEO of Torsus.