DJR Team Penske has a new Man joining the team for the upcoming Supercars season, the TGX D38.
Already on its way to Adelaide for this weekend’s season-opening Clipsal 500, the team’s heavy-duty D38 will tow the two Shell V-Power Falcons of Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard to all the Australian rounds of the 15-stop Supercars tour.
According to Penske Commercial Vehicle general manager Mark Mello, the flagship model’s 15-litre six cylinder is perfectly suited to hauling B-double configurations over long distances.
“In Australia, as in Supercars, customers demand productivity and efficiency and that’s what the D38 delivers,” Mello said.
“With 2,700Nm of torque available in all gears at all times, and fuel optimisation features such as MAN EfficientCruise, the D38 achieves an excellent balance of performance and cost efficiency.
“All this makes the D38 the ideal tool for applications such as transporting DJR Team Penske which will travel the length and breadth of the Australian countryside over the course of 2017.”
The delivery of the D38 extends DJR Team Penske’s association with the MAN Truck & Bus brand, having previously been featured on the racecar liveries.
“Over the last two years, MAN has joined us as naming rights partner at Pukekohe and Sydney Motorsport Park,” said DJR Team Penske Managing Director, Ryan Story.
“The MAN brand was featured on the #17 Falcon when we secured our first podium finish for DJR Team Penske, so we have fond associations with MAN.
“The D38 will be a welcome addition to the team, giving us a cost effective and high performance solution to transport our cars and equipment,” Story added.