1995 Kenworth T600B
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The T600 was a radical shift in truck design compared to its cousin the W900 (from which it was based). The major difference between the two was the massive aerodynamic face lift the T600 received, which resulted in up to 22% better fuel economy due to decreased drag.
Design for the T600 began in the mid 1970s (during the 1973 oil crisis) with Paccar researchers experimenting with wax models in wind tunnels. The original T600A was replaced by the smoother T600B in late 1994, this model has a curved windshield (which also found its way into the W900 lineup). Sometime in 1995 turn signals were added to the rear facing portion of the front fenders. Then, in 1997, the front fenders were changed for replaceable units rather than being molded in one piece with the bonnet. The T600 was replaced by the Kenworth T660 for 2008, which featured smoother styling.
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