Reviewer gets his hands on CatalIST Super Truck

Updated Jul 21, 2017

Jason Cannon is the equipment editor of Overdrive and Commercial Carrier Journal, and he recently had and opportunity to get a firsthand look at Navistar‘s CatalIST Super Truck. Here’s what he said:

“The only thing more eye-popping than the aesthetics of Navistar’s CatalIST Super Truck project is its $7 million price tag – more than twice the GDP of some small island nations.

“For comparison, $7 million would buy you three Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K sports cars, but the 1,035-hp supercar isn’t emissions-compliant, an area where International’s $40 million joint project with the U.S. Department of Energy shines.

“DOE’s goal for its Super Truck program was to boost freight efficiency by 50 percent, a target CatalIST obliterated with a 104 percent improvement. Against a model-year 2009 baseline truck, CatalIST achieved fuel efficiency of 13 mpg and demonstrated 50.3 percent brake thermal efficiency (BTE) and a path toward 55 percent BTE.”

Read Cannon’s complete review on the Commercial Carrier Journal website.